Earlier this month, I decided I wanted to make something for my nephew who was turning one. I looked through the patterns I all ready had, but nothing stood out to me. So, I did a new pattern search on Ravelry and found this one. Thought it was really cute, so decided to try it. This one knitted up pretty quick so I decided to make it a friend as well.
Then, just a few days after I opened for business, I got a request to make a ninja turtle hat. I couldn’t find a pattern for a knitted one(although I did find one for a crochet hat), so after looking at some pictures I came up with an idea of how to do it. After working out the details, I started on the hat. I had planned on getting the money before starting on a project, but since I had not done one like this before, I wanted to be sure I could do it before taking any money. It only took me about 2 days to finish it. I was pretty pleased with it since it actually turned out pretty much the way I had pictured.
The customer wanted something a little different though(mask a little lower and wider with wider eyes). So, I started on another one and made some adjustments for what she wanted. And I think the second attempt turned out even better.
Making this hat did give me some confidence that I can make my own designs, instead of just following someone else’s pattern. I have some ideas now for other hats as well that I’m hoping to make.