I’ve always been a creative person and I loved to bring my artistic touch to pretty much anything I do. I had always wanted to make hats, scarves and more, especially since I live in Ontario in the GTA where I can make the most of them. I tried knitting and I HATED it. I tried so hard to like it, but it hurt my hands, my tension was always messed up, I always lost my spot and it just seemed to take forever and not be worth it at all. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and my wonky pieces that took up hours of my life left me feeling frustrated. So I walked away from the yarn aisle sadly and found my creative outlets elsewhere.
Many years later I became pregnant with my son and thought about knitting again. I thought better of it and ended up making him this awesome hot air balloon mobile from pattern I found at an Etsy store called Craft Schmaft which I loved. But then he arrived and my need to make things for him still wasn’t satisfied; and how could it be with all the adorable things for babies? I mean seriously? Luckily I discovered crochet when he was around 6 months old and I was hooked! I quickly became obsessed and filled up my Pinterest boards with crochet patterns, ideas and techniques. I made him cute hats, I made scarves and headbands for Christmas presents. I found crochet to be relaxing, intuitive, rewarding and fun! I didn’t have to follow patterns, I could make my own! I could even make stuffed animals or amigurumi.
But Christmas came and went and I ran out of projects to do. It was only after a bunch of positive feedback on an Assassin’s creed inspired hood/scarf I made for a friend that I thought about maybe making some pieces to sell. I joined crochet groups on Facebook. I thought about it more until I finally decided to just make a bunch of baby hats and open an Etsy store named after my nickname for my son who started the crochet obsession: Pudge Fudge Crochet Creations
I’ve been open about a month now and have done mostly custom orders, but got the most traffic on a pattern I posted inspired by the character of Sadness from Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out (SO well done. It’s awesome and I loved it and you should see it if you haven’t). But after some lively discussion about copyright infringement and some misunderstanding on my part, I took the pattern down but still wanted to share it… which brings me to the reason for starting this blog. A place to share my inspired patterns for free and to spread the crochet love!
So without further ado, for my first pattern share, the pattern for my hat inspired by Sadness from Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out. She’s so delightfully depressing. This particular one is sized for a 19 – 20 inch head, a 6 – 10 year old…or a 16 month old if your child is like mine and has a melon the size of Jupiter. Enjoy! I look forward to sharing more with you!
FREE PDF PATTERN! : Inside Out Sadness Character Hat Pattern
*UPDATE (August 19th, 2015) There is a correction to the pattern as I made a typo which got carried through when referring to the join on each of the main body component and is now corrected. It said SC where it should have said stitch*
Also … I’d like to give a lot of love and thanks to my husband who helped me customize this page. Being married to a software engineer certainly has its perks <3