Reveal! T. Rex Hat and Mitts

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Hooray!  I finally get to reveal a new pattern!  This pattern "T. Rex Hat and Mitts" will be available shortly in the new Interweave Crochet Accessories 2011.  This is the BIGGEST issue of IC ever!  It has 59+ patterns in it.  That's just awesome!  The preview for the issue is up here.  The preview with all the pics and details for my pattern is here.  The yarn for these is Patons Decor (75% Acrylic/25% Wool) in New Teal and Mandarin.  The size shown here is for a child around age 8, but it looks like their model is a bit younger than that, so they fit loosely.  Measure the child and go by your measurements for best results.

The T. Rex worked into the hat and mitts is done with crochet intarsia.  Maybe soon I'll have to do an instructional blog post on intarsia to go along with this.  I can't say that there was anything in particular that inspired this idea.  I was thinking of ideas for hat, mitten, and scarf sets for all ages and genders with the idea of proposing ideas for the whole family.  This was my idea for a young boy.  It struck me as kind of funny that the pattern they chose was the one for little boys, when clearly little boys are not my area of expertise ;)  Not long after the proposal was accepted, a few members of the editorial staff told me how excited they were to make these for a little boy in their families.  There is nothing that makes a designer's day like hearing that someone wants to make your pattern!  It made me very happy.  I hope that many of my readers will want to make it as well.  This Accessories issue is a special issue, which means that it does not get included in subscriptions.  If you want this issue you can order it from the Interweave Store or buy it at a book or yarn store that sells IC.  There is also a digital edition available from the Interweave Store here that you can download NOW if you just can't wait! 

I've added the project to Ravelry, so be sure to post pics if you decide to make it.  It would make me seriously happy to see them!

Happy crocheting everyone!

April :)

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