If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are.
--Cat Stevens

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Design Week Day 6: Destined for my shop

It's Day 6 of crochet design week and I have one sample hat done.
Newborn size elephant hat
  I have a goal of opening an etsy shop by end of May and these Elephant hats are destined to be one of my first patterns.  Eventually I would like to release it as a pdf pattern but it will probably be a few months before I am ready to do that.

To get this hat ready for my shop I need to:
Figure out how to fix the jogging stripe in the trunk
Make up samples in the other sizes
Try some different eye styles
Get outside and take a bunch of good pics  ( preferably with models)

I have really enjoyed this week.  It has been challenging, interesting, fun.  I have met a bunch of great people who love the same things  I do, and I have learned a lot.  Working on this elephant from start to ( not quite) finish in just one week has been a crazy process but I think it's been really good learning process for me.
Come and visit FreshStitches to see what all the other designers are done.


  1. Oh my goodness, your hat is adorable :)

    The stripey trunk looks great :) one of the other designers (ohdeerlette: ohdeerlette.blogspot.ca/) did stripes too and had an effective technique for masking the jog that you get with colour changes in the round. :)

    I have the same goal as you - Etsy! Good luck! :) I've bookmarked you, so I'll be sure to visit your blog again in the future

  2. Love it!
    Best of luck with your shop!
    I find the etsy discussion forums VERY helpful in terms of getting help setting up a shop. I learn new things there every week :)

  3. Awesome! This will be very cute when worn.

  4. Amy, congratulations for your blog. It looks very interesting and I like the fact that you have different things going on. Good show, wish you the best of luck with it.

  5. The hat is so cute. I just love the trunk! Good luck with your Etsy store.

  6. Too cute, I especially like the ears! Best of luck with the shop, if all your items are that sweet, you will have no trouble establishing yourself!

  7. Aw, that is so cute! Well done, I love the stripes and the ears, very nice touch :D

  8. Fabulous! Love the stripes--so cute!

  9. I love the stripes on the trunk. Great hat!