Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Crochet: One More Beret

I finished with the gray beret, and she liked it. It turned out to be 11 inches from one side to another and then about 6 inches on the inside, like I guess the brim part, you could call it. I didn't even think to take a picture of it, I was to happy to be finished with it. I'm very glad that she liked it though. It's always good to have happy customers. My only thought is that, everybody is different. I've been looking at some pictures on etsy, and some berets that they have are very "slouchy". If you know what I mean. I wanted to make a beret, and put it on etsy, and see if it will sell, but it's hard to say. Everybody's tastes are different so it's hard to say what kind of beret the majority of people like. Anyway, I'll probably start on this one later today or tomorrow.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Crochet: Fixing Beret

So I decided to just undo my work and try and fix it that way. The gray one was about an inch bigger. As you can see from the picture above.
So, here are the berets together. She wanted the second beret (the gray one) to be exactly like the first one. The one thing that I am realizing is that I have to be aware of the yarn that I use with each project, especially if I am making things for somebody. Because if they are asking for the exact same size each time, for whatever I make, not just hats, I am going to have to make sure to get yarn in the exact same yarn weight or size, I guess you could say.

So here the berets are, the pink one is underneath. I hope she likes it this time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Crochet: Second Beret Finished

I can't remember what round this is.

I don't remember what round this is either, but I made this beret 12 inches long, from one side to the other.

Here's where I have started decreasing.

Tada!!! Here's my second beret. Mary is modeling it for me again.

As I mentioned on twitter...the good news is, is that it is done....
The bad news is, is that she wants it smaller. It's about an inch fuller than the first one I made for her.
So now here's my dilemma. I am not sure if I should start up a whole new one, or undo the stitches on this one and try and fix it that way. If anybody has any advice on this, it would be much appreciated.