Friday, July 19, 2013

Superhero Baby

When my little brother announced that him and his partner were expecting, I knew that I had to make something. So shortly thereafter I asked my brother to tell me him and his lady-friend's favorite color, superhero, and animal to jump start my crafty pattern search. After browsing tons of images on the interweb and ravelry, I decided that I would crochet a Captain America Shield blanket, some green sneakers, and knit a baby Thor hat with yarn that I already had on hand.

Captain America Baby Blanket-
I decided to make a Captain America blanket because he's the lady-friend's favorite superhero AND my brother is a military veteran. This blanket was inspired by SaralaAnne's blanket on Craftster. I started out using Lion Brand's Stratford Circle Afghan pattern but then I used the crochet round recommendations and star pattern recommended by Molly-Louise on Ravelry. The Boy was so jealous of this one, that I may have to make him his own later on.


Converse booties- My brother said that both him and his lady-friend like the color green, so naturally I decided that his baby will need a green pair of sneakers. I used the Converse bootie pattern from hillsmel on Craftster. I thought the pattern got a bit confusing at times, especially around the bottom of the foot area. And my shoes turned out rather large even though I sized down my needles. Hopefully the baby will fit into these before he's ready for ACTUAL shoes.


Thor helmet- Finally, my brother said that his favorite super hero is Thor and with the upcoming release of Thor 2 (November 8, 2013 in the US) I decided that this baby would need a Thor helmet. For this project, I just used knittybutton's free Vandal Helmet pattern and some silvery grey Caron Simply Soft. It's really hard to photograph, but it was super easy to knit and I think it turned out super cute!


And here I am showing off the hat:
red tank: Walmart
faux leather skirt: Topshop (available here)
Shoes: ancient
Angry Bird Socks: Spencer's (similar)

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