Leaves on this Family Tree

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Start of an Olaf Hat and a Finished Elsa-like Hat

My niece, "L", suggested I make hats for the characters in frozen for my great niece "E", who is "L's" niece . . . still with me :)

I haven't watched the movie, but is there any person out there who hasn't  seen pictures of the characters?

I started on Olaf . . . he makes me laugh. I would have gotten him finished but I couldn't find the black yarn I was using.
Not sure about the "buck tooth." But I didn't want the edge of the hat going into the forehead of "E." So I guess she has a goofy hat for a goofy character.

Then yesterday, I started an Elsa hat. Somewhere I saw a picture of an Elsa hat where the yarn for the braid was "woven" through the hair (edge of the hat) to the place of the braid.  I didn't like the way the braid laid, but I liked the idea. 

So, my readers, here is the end result.

I know the braid is L*O*N*G ! ! ! ! !
(I used 62" pieces of yarn.)
I wanted to make sure it was
log enough to look "Elsa-ish"
and figured E's momma could trim it to size.

I'm happy with the way the
"peaks" of the "crown" came out.
Those of you who crochet
know that these "peaks"
can come out,
slanted if you aren't lucky.
So I was lucky this time.

Hopefully, in the photo above,
or below,
you can see how I added the "braids."
I did a *sc, ch 1, sk 1"
so the braid yarn could fit in the ch sp.

The bottom of the braid looks rather rough.
but in person, it is smooth.

When I finally finish Olaf, and make an Anna hat, I will have patterns ready and they will be free . . .mainly because they were all so easy to make and I hope it will give more women the chance to make them for their kids for Christmas.

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