I have been having all these ideas of things that I want to make, but do not have enough time or looms to make everything that I am thinking of. I have decided that once I sell 3 hats on etsy I am going to buy myself a fancy loom. I haven't decided yet which brand to go with. If anyone that reads my blog and has any suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment with the loom that they like.
A week or so ago I signed up for a craft show. I have a great collection of hats already made, but I wanted to have some new things made. I came up with a penguin hat. I looked on-line to see if there was already a pattern that I could follow. Nothing was out there for knitting on looms, but there were a couple of ones for needle knitting. I was unable to use the pattern though, so I came up with my own design. I had to make it in a few parts. I needed a white belly and an orange nose. I added white buttons for the eyes.
I think he is cute. I am pretty happy with the way he turned out. I made the white belly part first to make sure that I would be able to get the shape that I was wanting. I made the first one too big, so I think I will make an adult version of the penguin hat.
I had the looms out again today and worked on another hat. I made a hat using lace stitches and it came out really nice. It is very different from anything else that I've made. I am hoping that I get a chance tomorrow to post a blog with pictures.