The good news is that I finished a bunch of custom orders last weekend, so I had some time to work on patterns I've discovered over the months. One of them was this cute knitted hat:
I can't find a link to the pattern right now, but I'll add it as soon as I do [ETA: FOUND IT!]. It's just a simple 1x1 rib followed by rounds of double moss stitch. I'm always amazed at how the simplest patterns create the most beautiful textures.
I added the crochet flower later using the Leona Flower pattern - my new favorite! I made it detachable by placing it on a safety pin. Then, I glued on a pretty gem. Originally, I had wanted a clear gem, but I think the yellow-green one sets off the yarn's teal color.
Speaking of the yarn, I used Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe - another one of my favorites. This particular ball sat in my stash for about a year, so I'm glad I finally used it for something - even though I have a ton left over. Not that I'm complaining (it's always a good thing when you can stretch out the life of your yarn!)
I may take better photos and list it in the shop this weekend. We'll see if I can part with it; I'm tempted to just keep it for myself. Then again, if I did that with everything I made, we wouldn't have room to move around in our house.
Hope you're all having a great week and that you have wonderful weekends to look forward to :)