This was one of those projects that is such fun when it’s done you don’t mind the frustrations found in the process.
When my friend asked for the hat I thought, no worries, it’ll be easy and done in no time. No so! The directions were … crazy. The original hat came out to a tiny 11in around, no where close to the 22 I needed. No worries, for I am super girl and I will just make this up as I go!
So, several pictures during the process and lots of “Is this long enough? Would you like longer?” texts to my friend but we finally had happiness for her. I was about a third of the way through the lekku (the tentacles) when I realized I could have done them differently but since I was doing them 2 at a time there was no way I was going to pull them out and start over.
I’m happy with it though. More importantly my friend is happy and that alone makes it all worth it. I love that I can provide smiles and love from so far away. Many thanks to my husband for modeling for me.