Saturday, November 14, 2009

Valentine Slouch Hat

I am horrible at coming up with names for things. This hat is a tiny bit lacy but not too much. Red just reminds me of Valentine's day. I was trying to think of something to make with the left over Simply Soft yarn I had from making the Sweet November scarf/shawl and came up with this. I used the same lace stitch on it in a few places. I think it turned out pretty :) What do you think? If you can't see the picture right click on it and select view picture.














*****Update 3-06-10*****
I'm sorry to have to do this but I feel I must. Some people have been making things with my free patterns and selling them without giving me any credit at all. I am taking this pattern down. It will be available for $3.00 in my Etsy shop. (I don't think that is too much to ask) I am leaving some free patterns up for now. If I find out people are selling the finished product without crediting me I will remove the pattern. (I would prefer no one sell anything made from my patterns at all but there isn't much I can do to prevent that.)

32 comments:

Unique2wh0 said...

I think it is really pretty! I like your name and also think of hearts and Valentines Day when I see red. <3 BTW April I like your new model *wink* but, do think you make a much more pretty one *smile* BTW your hat that handsome hubby model..the zelda one was famous.(the pattern of the day either Sat or Sun).pretty soon they will have all your patterns posted there :) this one soon-- I am sure!!
thank you again for sharing your nice patterns.

needlekrafter said...

the red is stiking! thanks for sharing your beautiful patterns.

AprilDraven said...

Thanks!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Very pretty! My crochet list is so full of your projects right now! I'll be linking to this.

Renee' said...

Very Pretty, I think I will try this one.

AprilDraven said...

Thanks!

Renee' said...

Before I start this, is that red or maroon RED HEART Yarn?

AprilDraven said...

Renee: Caron Simply Soft autumn red yarn

Renee' said...

ooooooooh I Love that brand of yarn , Great, Thanks, Oh do you have a button I can add to my blog to link to your blog?

Renee' said...

he, I liked your banner so much I used I think that script and your circle pic :) Its on my blog, on right side, it will say *Places I Like to Visit
, I can e-mail you the code if you want it to where others can snag it off your blog :)

AprilDraven said...

Renee:
Thanks! a button is a great idea. I made one and just posted it. Feel free to keep using the one you are if you like it better :) I looked on your page but I couldn't find it.

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Jennifer said...

this may seem like a silly question, but what does "increase in every sc mean?" I guess I don't understand what "increase" means...Please help!!! I love this hat and I want to make it! :D I eagerly await the answer!

AprilDraven said...

Jennifer: It means 2 stitches in every stitch

Jennifer said...

Thanks April, You rock!!! Many thanks thrown your way! :)
I will now try again. Although I gotta say, these fpdc & bpdc stitches are mean.

Renee' said...

April, Can I use red heart or is simply soft better?

AprilDraven said...

you could try it. I would imagine it would be a bit stiffer and a little bigger than mine but most people' heads are bigger than mine. I have noticed that after a wash a lot of hats that were stiff turn out to be fine. Just a tip :)

Renee' said...

ok, Jeff could not find the simply soft at Hobby Lobby so I will check at walmart this weekend.

AprilDraven said...

it really is a nice yarn to work with. I fell in love with it :)

rhondygirl said...

April, gonna have to whip this one up as well. Have some leftover Carron SS in a beautiful cranberry color that's just perfect for this! Love ur patterns! After u got me thru the 'Mario Mushroom' graph, ur patterns r a cinch.

AprilDraven said...

rhondygirl: Thanks! Sorry I didn't respond sooner. some of my updates got sent to my spam folder :(

Eliza Cave said...

i ♥ this pattern! thanks so much for sharing. i've just started crocheting for the past few months, and this is my favorite hat yet!

AprilDraven said...

Awesome! I'm glad you like it :)

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jen said...

i wish you would update the websites that list your work as free.

i've come upon 5 of your "free" designs from searching for a hat to make for me, myself and i. they're all no longer available.

it's a shame too, because i enjoy your work. i hope someone is paying you, because i won't be. the inconvenience alone has cost me more than three dollars of my time.

que sera, you're only waging a competition war. my designs will be given from love to everyone without all this intellectual property b.s..
i don't understand why people care only in retrospect for what they have divulged online. i bet i can go to a web archive and retrieve your whole collection and publish links to it if i were mean and vengeful. i'm not, i'm just confused- if you put a pattern out for free, you risk a lot of things (that i assume you should have been aware of.), to then pull back that gift is really tacky.

you can delete my comment if you'd like. it makes little difference. i'm not making a critique about you or your designs, just your fickle behavior. free patterns are a gift to your artistic community, revoking them is in the end artistic suicide.

pick one, sell or give. don't do both with flip-flopping intent. it's just plain tacky. you're the only artist i've seen do this lately and i'm saying, artistically,
"shame, shame, i know your name."

booo! april, boooo!

AprilDraven said...

Jen: Thank you for your opinion. Understand you are commenting on a post that is 2 years old. Please don't assume to know anything about me.

AprilDraven said...

Jen: At the time I took down all the links I personally posted. The links you are talking about are from sites that just posted without asking me if they could. If you want to get angry at someone please direct your anger at those sites. I have no idea of knowing who posted my stuff where.

RenJac said...

I dont mind paying for the patterns, they are Great :)
I have been following April along time, and it is not too much to pay for one of her great patterns,she could not offer patterns either way,so be lucky to have an option to buy them :)

Thanks April :)

ஐღReneeஐ said...

After 5 years this is still my favorite hat of yours to do, and I still love doing the shawl/scarf that matches it :)
*I am still under my Renee name here But I have since changed my blog :)
Hard to believe 5 years .. See Looooove your stuff :D

AprilDraven said...

Renee: Thanks! It has been a long time hasn't it. Hard to believe.

ஐღReneeஐ said...

Yes it has. hard to believe the kids are as old as they are. son is 17 now, a senior,working, and driving..Time goes by too fast when we have our little ones.