A bit of background. My mom passed away almost 10 years ago & my dad was left behind. About 2 years ago, he met a lovely woman & last year they got married. Somewhere in between them meeting & getting married I had major spinal surgery & lost the use of my hands for a long time. While I was recovering, my Auto Immune arthritis really started to ravage my body, especially my hands. Anyway, so my dad got married & I now have 2 step sisters, a brother in law, 3 nephews & a niece. So I have not crocheted in about 2.5 years & I was missing it immensely. A few weeks ago, I decided to give it a shot, even tho I have nerve damage in my hands & my fingers look like sausages. Well, I am happy to report that I can STILL crochet, albeit in small amounts. I made these hats for my 2 oldest nephews & they ADORE them!
The olive colored 1 is for my 16 year old nephew, who is a 1st degree black belt in karate & is pretty much a badass, except he loves his Aunt
The striped 1 is for my 12 year old nephew, who THINKS he's a badass, and likely will be 1 day