Saturday, April 02, 2011

Not your grandmother's crochet

I have been working on the coif recently, and when the next flower is done, I'll post the progress. I've also been doing a bit of crochet. I've had to adjust the pattern because I used a different weight of yarn - the pattern called for mohair and I didn't think that would be a serviceable material for this:
It is a fly bonnet for my DD the younger's new horse, Jasmine. It isn't just for decoration, as my DH originally thought, it keeps bugs out of her ears and the tassels keep bugs out of her eyes. It is used mainly in the summer when the bugs are bad. I may have to try another in a thinner cotton to see if I can get the pattern to work properly.

5 comments:

Elmsley Rose said...

That's brilliant! I've sent the link to a friend who makes beanies with curled horns...only for people.

Margaret said...

Now she wants one with a unicorn horn! The curled horns would go over well here. The university I work at is the Rams.

Mandy said...

I hope the horse appreciates her new "hat".
What an amazing idea to have one with a unicorn's horn. Can't wait to see how that one turns out.

shirley said...

What a great idea, i would love the pattern for that for friends with horses.

StitchinKat said...

you should corner the fly bonnet market on the horse show circuit...you'd make big $$$!

thanks for the smile...the pic is fantastic!

-Kathy, aka StitchinKat, a fellow stitcher, horse lover, and former librarian.