I really enjoyed participating in the 2nd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog week (2kcbw). I liked being able to do the Google search and read the other participants posts on the same topics. Today I am going to write briefly on the topic embellishments. This was the wildcard topic for 2kcbw.
I use crocheted flowers in various sizes to embellish my crocheted beanies. I crochet beanies like the one pictured for children and adults. I usually make the flower in a contrasting color to the beanie. Sometimes I use two different colors in the flower.
A simple crocheted flower shows the value of embellishment. The same beanie pictured looks fine without the flower. But the flower adds a little special extra touch to the beanie. The flower will make the beanie more noticeable.
For men and boys I make the same style beanies as I make for women and girls. The only gender based difference is usually color choice . Also I don’t embellish the men and boys beanies with flowers.