One of my high school friends is pregnant with her first child, and she's due next month. This girl was one of the first people I met when we moved to Tennessee, and she showed me around school, and I sat at her lunch table (we all remember crazy lunch time can be in high school...) So I knew I had to make something special for her. My friend's husband (who I've never met) is a Seattle Seahawks fan. Yay! Since I made a Seahawks hat for my son last year, I still have the blue and green yarns that are perfect for Seahawks inspired crafts. So first, I made the hat. I wanted to make a girly version of the Seahawks hat that I made for my son, so I added a bow.
I love making earflap hats. It's my go to style for hats, especially baby hats. I decided to make most of the body of the hat blue and gray. Then I made the earflaps with the green yarn. I made the eyes and beak. I did not use a pattern. I just looked at other hats I found online for inspiration of how the hawk face should look. Then I made a simple crochet bow. I decided to make pom poms, too. Lastly, I added long, braided ties using the blue, green, gray, and white yarn.
Girly Crochet Seattle Seahawks Hat
Here's the back of the hat.
The hat on the left is the one I made for my son last year.
After I finished the hat, I got started on the booties. I usually use a simple Red Heart booties pattern, but this time I wanted to try something new. I've recently fallen in love with high top sneakers, especially Converse. I'm not sure why I love high tops all of a sudden, but I do. I recently bought a pair of Wonder Woman high tops for my daughter, black high tops for myself, and Converse All Stars for my baby boy.
I remember when I bought my son's Converse sneakers, I was wondering why the star patch was on the side of the shoe instead of the outside. I called my mother and asked her about it because back in the day like before I was born, my mother and father worked at a Converse factory in North Carolina. I also Googled, and apparently, I'm not the only one who was thrown off by the star logo patch thingy being on the inside of the sneaker. I read that the patch was put there as a cushion for the ankle while playing basketball, since Chuck Taylors were a basketball shoes.
I made a couple "practice" booties before I finally made these two. I made these without a pattern, but I did watch a video on YouTube... in Spanish. I don't know what she was saying, so I just watched her hands. I really enjoyed making these booties, and I wish I had made a pair or two for my son when he was a baby (he's a toddler now). I'm thinking of making a larger pair as house slippers for me.
I mailed the set to my friend this morning, and I really hope she likes it. I made it in size 3 to 6 months. So hopefully they'll fit the baby in the all when it's football season.