As I mentioned yesterday, a coworker of mine commissioned a panda hat for his 11-year-old daughter a few weeks ago. Sine I had time last night, I started the thing, and was pleasantly surprised to recall how fast crochet goes. This hat took me a grand total of 3, maybe 3.5 hours, and part of that was because I couldn’t remember how to double crochet, and then I kept stopping. Even with all the fits and starts, that’s about… half to one-third the time it takes to knit a plain adult sized hat with no ears.
The greater problem proved to be photographing the thing at 10:15 pm.
First, I tried a basket handle on my desk.
Eh. Looks misshapen and the background is cluttered.
Then, I tried wearing it and using a mirror to get a photo.
Just then, I saw a small black and white creature walk by into the bedroom. That, I thought, would be the perfect model for a panda hat!
Bonus: Same panda-cat in a far-too-small box, earlier today. Took him ages to jam himself in, and Cory had to help at one point.