Friday, January 22, 2010

Candy Rainbow Slouch Hat

My daughter loves rainbows and keeps trying to get me to wear her rainbow hat in public. I like rainbows too but I also don't like tons of eyes on me. This hat is subtle enough for me to wear out LOL. I also thought ridges would be cool on a hat. Adds texture to the colored stripes. I named it Candy Rainbow because for some reason it reminds me of skittles haha. Maybe I just have candy on the mind with valentine's day coming up. What do you think? After this hat I am taking a month long break. I have so much stuff on hold to do. :)

I have the pattern available for $3.00 in My Etsy Shop if anyone is interested.










40 comments:

roseanna said...

Sorry about your Dad.
I wish you and your family the best!

your patterns are wonderful!

AprilDraven said...

Thank You

Barbara said...

Prayers are with your Dad and your family. Love the hat.

Neicee said...

April< I am sorry about your dad. I am praying for him. Love the hat! Thanks for another great design!!

isa3187 said...

My prayers are with you and your dad..

I love all your designs, you are very talented!!!

stay strong...

Ana Luisa said...

so sorry to read about your dad, I hope all goes well for him.
thanks for the striped slouch hat.:)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Thanks so much for anther great hat! I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with him and your whole family.

Book Baker said...

Prayers for your dad & your family!

Deanne said...

Hi April just found your blog, hope your Dad gets through the chemo okay. Hugs xx

I love the hat and once I start making it I'll make a donation too :) x

jersey_di said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, he will be in my prayers. I love this pattern, Thanks so much!

Shirley said...

sorry to hear about your dad. hope he'll get well soon.

love the hat and colours! i'm gonna make one :)

Vaughnde said...

I am sorry about your dad. I'll keep ya'll in my prayers and thank you for the pattern. I'll try to make one up when I have time. Got about 5 wips in progress at the moment.

lu rogeria maravilhas do trico said...

April, I love your blog, you're too creative.
I would like ask to you if you have or know somebody who owns the recipe from the horse from the cartoon Toy Story, Bullseye the horse, I've been searching this pattern for make for my son who loves the Woody. If you have, I appreciate since now.
Luciana Avan├žo.

Aleara Jackley said...

April, I am very with you about being scared for a parent with cancer. Three years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Then a year later my dad was diagnosed with cancer in his back (of all places), but somewhere along the line he contracted staph infection. Thankfully it was not the fatal kind, but it was still difficult to see him in pain. Thankfully they are both well again and nearly 100%. Sending all my positive energy towards you and your father. This is not going to be easy. *hug*

Also thank you so much for sharing your creativity. You have a great style and talent!

AprilDraven said...

Thank You everyone for your kind thoughts :) It really helps to have support.

needlekrafter said...

april,
i'm so sorry to hear about your father's health travails and am praying for your father, as well as all of you as you support him through this.

AprilDraven said...

My Dad's GF says he is hanging in there. I really hope he can beat this. Thanks everyone for your support :)

cygnus said...

April, my thoughts are with you and your father, and I hope you are both strong enough to pull through this. I lost my father to cancer when I was only 8 years old and I miss him every day. I wish your family the best. :]

AprilDraven said...

I wish I was closer to my dad. When I was younger we were close but now we both have different families and are busy. I keep telling myself that this will be the year I spend more time with him and now this happens. Lesson Learned. Some things you shouldn't put off.

Natalie said...

Hmm, hello April. My name is Natree =) I was almost finished with this hat, and all of a sudden the pattern wasn't there anymore! Bummer... but totally understand the reasoning behind it. Sux that greedy peeps end up taking things away from us other not so greedy peeps, I was actually using your patterns for slouchy hats to make one for my roommate who has dreads. I hadn't found ONE cool pattern until I came across your blog, and so far the hat is turnin out spectacularly! My neighbor crochets so I will have her help me finish this one up. I will definitely be buying a couple of your patterns, because they are just way too cool. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world, April =) Peace.

AprilDraven said...

Natalie: What round were you on? give me your e-mail and I will send you the rest :)

Natalie said...

Awe, thanks :) I was actually on the last few rounds, like the brim part of the hat. Can't remember if it was bpdc or sc or what. My email is natreerose@gmail.com. Thanks alot!

Michelle said...
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Michelle said...

Disregard the above deleted comment, I was going to say how unfortunate it was that I'd missed out on your pattern by a few days (queued it up two days before you removed it!), but I've found my print-out copy now so I'm going to give it a go. :)

Once I get a little more skilled I'm thinking of trying to make your dragon... could be a while off yet! lol.

My thoughts are with you and your father. ♥

Kimo said...

i'm sorry to hear about your dad April... May God bless your family especially your dad...

I'm really surprised when you removed most of the patterns for the hats... i've seen your site last december and found it very helpful. Since i don't have any crochet hook available for the hat here, i tried to order online and i think it's coming next week... but then when i viewed your site today, poof, most of the patterns are gone... wish i could have visited your site and ordered the crochet hook earlier...

this was suppose to be my first time to make my own hat.. i might use the pattern for the breast cancer awareness slouch hat..

Thank you for the pattern April.! <3

irene said...

Hi! i'm writing from Italy I love your works they are so beautiful! it's really bad that someone "stole" your pattern...
I whish you and your family all the best things..sorry for my english! irene

AprilDraven said...

Sorry that it has taken so long for me to respond. I have been super swamped lately. Thank you so much for your kind words. I really needed that today and you cheered me up. Thank You :)

CherMar said...

Sorry about ur Dad. An so sorry to hear that ur pattrns were stolen. It's a shame one bad apple can take a star slouchy hat from me.

AprilDraven said...

yah it does suck :( If it was just one person it would be one thing but it was a lot of people

Erssie said...

I design too and hate the idea of people using things I designed and wrote to make and sell without any credit or permission. It just seems wrong. However there are many out there who believe once they have made something, from your pattern, that the finished object belongs to them and you don't have any right to stop them. The law does not stop them in the US from doing that...and its wrong, but it is worse when people pinch a pattern published free....I know, people have done it to me.

AprilDraven said...

Erssie: The thing that made me so upset was that I made the patterns available for free and they couldn't even credit me. It is a simple sentence and they couldn't do that much.
I visited your site and I noticed you have a book published. How did you manage to accomplish that? I want to get my work published in a book but I have no clue how to go about it. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Kersleaf said...

i love love love this hat and want to make it sooooo bad! im 19 and im skilled so i think i can figure out how to make it but i must ask what yarn did you use?defie

Sandie said...

Hi April,
I just discovered your blog and your items are so very creative. I wanted so very much to make the Candy Rainbow Slouch Hat for my two granddaughters as a Christmas present and was very disappointed when I went to your shop on Etsy and saw that you had removed the pattern entirely. This is such a a let down for those of us that sincerely want the pattern just to make the hat for family as gifts. I don't suppose you would be willing to e-mail me a copy; I would be more than happy to pay for it and I have a PayPal account. If this is too much to ask, I will understand. Btw, how is your dad? I've read your post concerning your dad and know he was battling cancer earlier this year and I do hope he has fully recovered. I am a cancer survivor of eight years so I can relate to the illness very well. I hope to receive a reply from you soon.
Best wishes to you and yours,
Sandra Frazer
B'ham, AL
p.s. :) I had to open a Blog account in order to send you this message...interesting:)

AprilDraven said...

Kersleaf: Just regular worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn
Sandie: I didn't remove the pattern. When someone buys it the listing goes down and stays down until I relist it. Sometimes that takes a little bit because I am not home all day or I am sleeping at night. It should be up now if you want it :)Thanks for your warm wished about my dad. He kind of retreated from people so I don't really know how he is doing. His girlfriend give me updates once in a while. Everyone deals with it in a different way. When he is ready to see people he will contact me :)

Nikki Paige Photography said...

I just bought this pattern yesterday and finished teh hat this morning! I made it for myself. (I never make anything for myself). I LOVE IT!!! Great pattern, cute hat!!!!

AprilDraven said...

Nikki Paige Photography: Yay! I'm glad you like it and got to make something for yourself :) I hardly ever make anything for myself anymore lol so I know the feeling.

Edward said...

I wanted to buy the pattern for this hat, but can't seem to find it in your Esty store. Help? :D

Edward said...

Ack found it! Thanks a ton. :D I love this hat.

The Broughton Lemonade Stand said...

April, Do you ever make hats for sale? My eleven year old granddaughter saw the pattern for the Candy Rainbow Slouch Hat and just emailed me asking if I could make it for her for Christmas. I have to say I am not a good needlework person. I would pay you what ever you wanted if tou would make one for me.

Lois Broughton
mrsdearie@aol.com

Dakuro said...

A friend of my inxl pharmacy ask me just now the same i ask you, if you sell this stuff, write me please, thanks.
Sorry XP