Wednesday, February 4, 2009
A Royal Mess...Crocheted Birthday Crowns
I always volunteer to do dumb stuff...and most of the time the dumbest ideas are mine. I have to say, I'm getting better as I get older...it took me a very long time to learn the word "no," and now I (mostly) weigh my current commitments before I take on new projects. So, I'm thinking that I must have been feeling pretty free last fall, because when Ben's preschool teacher was admiring the birthday crowns I crochet. I said, "wouldn't it be fun to have one for each kid's birthday this year?" I guess I was thinking 14 crowns over 9 months...no sweat. I have 4 crowns down, 4 more nearly done and now that two more kids have joined the class, 8 more to go. I know I will be happy I did it, but right now I'm kicking myself just a little.
If you're interested in trying out the pattern yourself, it is on the Living Crafts web site. It is a very easy project and ends up looking very cute. Budget about an hour or an hour and a half (plus drying time) from start to finish. The pattern recommends using wool yarn, but I like to do it in cotton. It looks nicest steam ironed and starched, and the cotton absorbs the starch better. Abby loves to take them to birthday parties and I even give them to my friends on their birthdays...everyone should feel like a queen (or king) for a day!