This weekend I was finally able to gift one of my knitting projects to its recipient and now I can share it with you. My darling friend Maria from Movie Mazzupial and I share the same birthday and I wanted to knit her something this year. Unfortunately, I was a bit slow and didn't get it finished in time so I had to give it to her this weekend at my hen's party (more on that to come in another post). Maria is a massive fan of unicorns and purple so I made her a unicorn beanie.
I did a bit of googling and couldn't find a pattern specifically for a unicorn beanie that I really liked so I made up my own. I used this earflap beanie pattern and then this cone pattern. With the cone pattern I started with 36 stitches and did a few extra decrease rows to make it bigger. For the ears I used the ears from this pattern. The mane was quite simple but time consuming. All I did was cut strips of yarn double the length that I wanted the mane and then I double them over and used a crochet hook to pull the loop end through the beanie and then the loose ends through the loop. That is probably not a very good explanation and I would be happy to do a tutorial but it will have to wait until after the wedding.
So that is how I made the lovely Maria a unicorn beanie. I forgot to get a photo of her wearing it so here is one I cropped down of here from the hen's party.
OMG it's wedding week!!! I am freaking out already and it is only Monday morning. Not sure what my posting will be like this week. I do have a few things to share but not sure if I will have time. Let's just wait and see how I go.