I saw on Pinterest recently a great pattern for a crochet Cheshire cat hood. The picture of the young lady that was modeling it really made me think of my daughter's personality. So, I set about getting supplies together to make it for her for Christmas.
Check out the pattern here.
I hit up Michaels with a 20% off total purchase coupon and took a look at the yarn. I didn't want to go with the color choices in the pictures, even though I liked them. They just weren't really up my daughter's alley. And the Cheshire Cat colors weren't really her thing either, so I had to take a good long look at the colors available. I decided on purples and grays for her hood. She likes them both and they make a nice muted combination since she's not real big on bright colors.
I ended up with the following:
- Loops and Threads Powdery in Purple. (Yes, the link goes to the black option, but there is a picture of the purple just under it)
- Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Velvet. (Once again, the link doesn't actually go to the color, but the color I used is the last color shown)
- Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Granite. (And again, the link is the same as above. The color I used is the 2nd from the left in the middle row)
- Loops and Threads Country Loom in Lavender Blue. (3rd from the end on the top row)
Since I wanted one of these hoods as well, though not with the ears, I took a look around for some more forest elf-y colors. It was a hard choice because there were a lot that would have fit into the color scheme that I was going for, but I narrowed my options down after a while.
- Loops and Threads 1st Kiss in Autumn Leaf.
- Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Goldenrod. (6th color in the middle row)
- Loops and Thread Cozy Wool in Moss Green. (1st color in the middle row)
- Loops and Threads Country Loom in Fall Leaf. (3rd color in on the top row)
When I did her hood, in the purple, I followed the pattern pretty religiously. I figured out which color corresponded to the color names that she used. I made sure to change colors in my stitches at the right times. I measured out the yarn for the tassels. The only thing that I changed was that I added some silvery grey eyelash yarn into my stitches with the Lavender Blue. It really added some nice texture and made it stand out well.
After making her hood, I had quite a bit leftover, so I made another one. This time, however, I did more free form with the color choices. I used all of the same yarn that I had for the purple but allocated it differently to use what I had the most of as the main color. I ended up getting two hoods out of the yarn that I bought, only the second one didn't have ears.
Check it out on my ETSY store.
For the forest colored one that I planned for myself, I still got two out of the yarn that I had, but I didn't do the tassels. I didn't really want them on that hood and I was running short on yarn because the Country Loom Fall Leaf that I had was one I had already used some of so there wasn't enough. The hood still came out looking quite nice and I am pleased with it.
Here is the listing at my ETSY store.
I will probably make these again in the future for my Etsy store with some different colors.
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