And then there were nine (almost)

Having┬ácompleted eight of the ten hats I need for a Christmas celebration for my cousins and their friends, yesterday I went into my crochet empire/guest room in search of more stash to be busted and found a partial skien of Red Heart Super Saver Claret that was perfect for the task at hand, crocheting hat number nine in my Seafarer’s Cap series.

Returning to Beth Hall’s Crochet Seafarer’s Cap pattern with my partial skein and a 5.5 mm hook, I got to work. In no time, I found myself very close to (but not quite) done with hat number nine:

Claret seafarer's crochet cap number nine
Claret seafarer’s crochet cap number nine

After that unexpected progress, I felt I needed a break from all of that claret loveliness, so I ventured back into the crochet empire/guestroom where I retrieved a skein of Red Heart Super Saver cornmeal that I decided to use to make an extra hat for tricking out:

future ribbed stitch crochet hat
A cornmeal seafarer’s crochet cap to-be

There is still a fair amount of work to be done between now and the Christmas party, and I have no idea how I will complete all of my planned Christmas gifts (I might have to give them as St. Valentine’s Day gifts), but I continue moving forward, one stitch at a time.