Maariyah's Mop Hat
Monday, January 08, 2007
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Here it is!! My first official crocheted piece.. and a useful piece at that, insha'Allah. I made it for my niece, I think it might be a little big for her, so I may just make her another one or wait until she grows into it. The pattern looked as cute as her (masha'Allah) and I am pretty happy with the results.

I would have loved to share this pattern with everyone, but I think there is a copyright on it, since it's not a 'free' pattern. It can be found in the book Baby Talk, a publication by Coats and Clark. (they have lots of wonderful free patterns, check out their site) It's one of those thin books you can find at Wal-Mart. I shall check into the copyright, and if it isn't I will post the pattern, insha'Allah.

Jazak'Allah Umm Layla for helping me to be able to make something like this. I don't think I would have got any where this quick, had it not been for the book you sent me.

For those who have never tried to crochet.. give it a try!

I would love to hear how other sisters crochet and knitting projects are going.

(edited: 17/01/07 I checked into the copyright of this pattern, and I unfortunately can not share it with you, even if it's just online. But insha'Allah I shall post other patterns I can share.)


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At 4:59 PM, Blogger [a}

The pastel colours are so sweet!
That girl is going to be one stylish chica!


At 8:49 PM, Blogger Rachel Siegel

oh wow....for ur first crochet project that is turned out beautiful....


At 5:40 AM, Blogger Farzeen


O talented one, masha'Allah, you have done it again! It looks great! :)

I wish I could update you on my knitting and crochet projects..but uhm... I don't have any. You do inspire me though.. so perhaps one day... (That is if you're willing to teach me..hehe).


At 8:17 AM, Blogger renee

aw! that's sooooo cute! I'm working on some things that i'll post soon when i get my camera back (went in for warranty repair)...insh'Allah soon.


At 10:58 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sisters,

[a}: Jazak'Allah. The pattern shows one colour, and then the edges in another colour.. I'm wondering if that might have looked better..humm, I'll have to make more of these, insha'Allah.

Rachel: Thank you so much :) Have you been working on any new knitting projects lately??

Farzeen: Thank you.. insha'Allah one day I hope you give it a try. Humm, I don't know if I can teach it to someone.. but I'm definitely here to help where I can, insha'Allah.

Renee: My dear sister who I owe an email :) Thank you. I very much look forward to seeing your recent projects. Insha'Allah your camera gets repaired quicky.


At 10:59 AM, Blogger Surviving


Very cute. I crocheted my swap items. I've been trying to make some slippers for my kids, but I'm having trouble so I put it away for awhile. They keep turning out too big or little. I have been making some little toy animals. Once I've finished them I plan on posting them. Oh, I did make some mittens for one of my boys, some fingerless gloves for my husband and some fingerless mittens. I need to start taking some pictures.


At 4:54 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sister Surviving,

Jazak'Allah for the comment.

Masha'Allah your crocheted swap items are wonderful! You and sister Wayfarer did an amazing job. How long have you been crocheting for??

I look forward to seeing how the little animals came out.



At 11:15 AM, Anonymous amani

Mashallah, so cute. Did you use wire to shape the hat?


At 11:35 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sister Amani,

Jazak'Allah for stopping by.

No, that would be my lovely bowl model..hehe shooo, don't tell anyone. :) It still sits pretty well on a child, but not as good as it does on a bowl.



At 12:00 PM, Blogger UmmLayla

Aww, well I'm glad the book has been useful. I think it gives good instructions:)

Wahhhh that I missed the cupcake swap though. All the stuff is too cute:)


At 4:38 PM, Blogger alienbea

cute hat, masha'Allah! :) My first project was also a hat, although it was for my husband. My five year old loved it so much that I've been commissioned to make him a hat as well. Insha'Allah I'll get the pics up on my blog soon! :)


At 10:44 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sisters,

UmmLayla, I agree with you, it gives excellent instructions.
Oh yes, the cupcake stuff the sisters are busy working on are sooo amazing! Masha'Allah. I shall inform you of the next swap/project, insha'Allah.

Alienbea, jazak'Allah for dropping by and leaving your wonderful comments. Do you knit as well?? What was your second project? What is your blog? (your name doesn't link to a blog)..and I'd love to visit you there, insha'Allah.



At 3:05 PM, Blogger alienbea

Salaam, Farhana;

It's me, b., of Underwater Light. I recently changed my username. :) I don't knit, although I'd like to learn. So far I've made a dishcloth, a hat, a miniature scarf (for a teddy bear), and a miniature sweater (also for a bear, although a different one). My next project is my son's hat. :)


At 8:27 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

ahhhh..its B!! :) *sorry I didn't recognize you*

hehe.. a miniature scarf and sweater for a bear.. that's so cute, and sounds like a fun project!

I look forward to hearing about how the hat project goes. I have some links on the side panel for 'free patterns'.. some are realllyyy nice, if you don't already have a pattern in mind.. check it out. :)

I think my next crochet project is a kufi for my brother..humm, I'll post how it goes, insha'Allah.



At 10:26 AM, Blogger alienbea


I want to make a kufi soon, insha'Allah. :) It seems like most of them are made using the cotton thread and the little steel hooks, in filet crochet. I've thought about making one in yarn but I don't know that my husband would wear it if it deviated too far from "traditional". ;) So I hope to teach myself filet crochet soon (it seems pretty simple, but I need to learn how to follow a filet chart before making my own for the hat :)).

I've taken some pictures of most of my projects and hope to get them posted today or tomorrow, insha'Allah.

BTW, are you still using the plastic crochet hooks? The aluminum ones from Boye aren't too expensive and I've found it's a lot easier to crochet with the aluminum versus the plastic -- less friction against the yarn. I went with plastic first because I do so love the colors they come in, but got frustrated because every stitch seemed like such a struggle and so tried aluminum instead. So much easier! Wow! Of course, I think I crochet a bit too tightly so I'm sure that didn't help any at all. :)


At 11:05 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sister,

Oooh.. I had no idea about the aluminum hooks! Jazak'Allah... much appreciated. Like you, I liked the colours..hehe so I haven't tried the aluminum hooks even though I own some. Insha'Allah I shall try it out.

I have already purchased some cotton thread for the kufi..if it turns out 'wearable' insha'Allah I will post the pattern for you. I am not actually following a pattern.. so I will write down what I do :) *and hopefully it will make sense..hehe*

I've seen kufis made in yarn..try one in all black (one solid colour)..insha'Allah I think your husband would wear it.. and you can convince him how nice it will be in the winter :D

I shall check by your end to see the pictures, insha'Allah.



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