Hat… Just a Hat

I lost my hat.   No idea where it went.  For all I know the IChewEverything Husky ate it.  I did what most people would do: I went to the store to buy a new one.

This is a problem in my mindset.  Expenses (for some reason my mind type “Expenises – just thought I’d share) are going up.  I’m supposed to be saving money and becoming more self-sufficient, yet here I am in the store staring at these over-priced knit hats.   Seriously, I couldn’t find one cheaper than $10.  Well, $9.99.   Close enough.

I have yarn.  I don’t mean I have a few skeins.  I HAVE YARN.  And crochet hooks.  And knitting needles.   I occasionally make things, sell them or give them away.  Things like:

 

Two dishclothes I crocheted while watching something.

Two dish clothes I crocheted while watching something.

 

 

Baby Blanket

Baby Blanket

 

 

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Atashi from Chobits (Anime)

 

 

Gir in his dog suit.

Gir in his dog suit.

 

 

Furry Boru-chan (kids and I designed it)

Furry Boru-chan (kids and I designed it)

 

 

Jack Skellington hat for DD3 who loves all things Tim Burton.

Jack Skellington hat for DD3 who loves all things Tim Burton.

 

 

Mini-dragon for my daughter.

Mini-dragon for my daughter.

 

 

Wristers

 

 

Stitch

Stitch and our 16 or 17 year old cat who couldn’t care less about the whole thing.

 

 

Megaman (Rockman in Japanese) for my son when he came home from boot camp.

Megaman (Rockman in Japanese) for my son when he came home from boot camp.

 

And so much more…

I’m currently working on two projects: a crocheted Chocobo (Final Fantasy video games) and Emma’s knitted blanket from Once Upon a Story (with the actual pattern and yarn from the person who made the show’s blanket – very expensive yarn. x.X).  My daughter commissioned it for my granddaughter.

Yet this genius went to the store to buy a winter hat. Until I saw the prices, then I gave myself a mental V-8 slap to the forehead, went home and made myself a hat out of yarn that I didn’t have much of.   Since it was to be mainly a “barn” hat, I really didn’t care what color it was.  The goats were going to nibble on it every time I bent over anyhow.

 

Crochet Hat

It took less than a day, working it around other things, and cost me less than half the price of the store one.

I get frustrated with myself when I do things like this.  Tons of yarn, the ability to whip it up rather quickly, yet I waste time, gas and almost money going to the store.   One of these days, I will get my mindset back to where it used to be.

 

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