I made this hat out ofLion Brand Homespun, a bulky weight yarn. Because of its bulky, I made this hat pretty quickly with this yarn.
Currently, I've been working on a hat made out of worsted weight yarn, and it is taking longer than I would like. I have tried other patterns, but they always end up too small (I have a big head). So for this hat, I decided to design it myself. It fits my head, but I still have a lot of crocheting to go. I have been working on it for a few weeks (it hasn't taken that long, but I've been working on other projects, so it gets put aside a lot), and I still have a good chunk left to go (It's going to take longer than a regular, because I'm adding earflaps). The hat pictured above took about a day to make, and it is a lot softer than worsted weight yarn (in my opinion).
Besides a hat, I'm also working on a bag using two strands of bulky weight yarn (not as bulky as Homespun) and a 11.50 mm hook. I'm almost done with it, and I started it about two days ago (but it got put aside as like I said before, I have other projects that I'm working on). When its all said and done, and spent 3-4 hours on this bag.
If you've read my blog before, you probably noticed that I recently finished an African Flower Bag. This bag was made out of worsted weight yarn (the yarn label said it was aran weight, but it felt like worsted), and I made it over a span of (about) a week. Let me tell you, this took a long time. I did lots of color changes, there was a bunch of sewing, lots of ends to weave in, you name it. That being said, I started another one.
Okay, the African flower bag had more details to it, but the one made in bulky weight yarn worked up a lot faster. So, if you want to make your friend a quick birthday present (because you just realized that her birthday was tomorrow), are you going to make the African flower bag, or the bulky weight yarn bag? If you had a few more days and a lot of time on your hands, go with the African flower bag (it you're up to the challenge). If you are now freaking out because you forgot to get her a present and you need to make something fast, go with the bulky weight yarn bag (the one I'm working on is from my own (unpublished) design, but you're bound to find something onRavelry).
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