Stash down 2014: Thanksgiving Day

It will probably surprise no one reading this blog post, that one of the things I am thankful for on Thanksgiving (as well as the other 364 or 365 days of the year) is crochet, and it will probably be equally unsurprising that I managed to work some of my beloved craft in to my Thanksgiving Day celebration (as an essential component of actively demonstrating thankfulness) and make progress on stash down 2014.

One thing I worked on was tricking out the peachy keen seafarer’s cap I made using Beth Hall’s free pattern.

Using Flower #1 Norma Lynn Hood and Twinkie Chan’s collaborative panorama egg pattern along with worsted weight yarn and a 5.5 mm hook, I mades some flowers to add a jubilant air to the peachy keen cap:

The peachy keen crochet hat with some preliminary tricking out for stash down 2014
The peachy keen crochet hat with some preliminary tricking out for stash down 2014

and while there is still a bit of work to be done attaching the flowers, I am beginning to think that the ends result will be quite fun.

Having made progress on the peachy keen cap, I got back to making more of the seafarer’s caps for my cousins and their friends from the board and care where the live, and I soon found myself with two more hats on the hook.

One using Red Heart Super Saver coffee fleck, and the other using Red Heart Super Saver real teal:

future crochet hats
Two seafarer’s crochet caps to be

Th real teal, while not a “light” color is much easier to see in evening indoor light, so I work the coffee fleck during the hours I have access to daylight, and I work the real teal in the late afternoon and evening.

I am hoping that I have all three hats done by Sunday, and if I am to achieve that goal, I’d better continue to ply my hook and give thanks for my favorite craft.