I am brand new to craftster and just began crocheting a few weeks ago. My best friend just gave birth to her first child on Oct. 24th and i'm dying to make this set for her, but I can't find the yarn the pattern calls for anywhere.
I've even looked online, but came up with nothing. This is probably because i'm so new to crafting with yarn. Regardless, do you have any suggestons about what type of yarn would sub in well, or what online retailer would carry it?
I feel like such a goof!
I totally missed the part where the yarn said it should be worsted weight. I instead have sports weight and i'm more than 1/2 way done with the blanket. I'm going to go ahead with the blanket, afterall we do live in Florida and it is just a stroller blanket... but now i'm concerned about the hat! Any suggestions about what to do to make this yarn work for the hat?? I don't even care if it is this same hat pattern as I was going to wing it becuase I don't like the braids for a boy. I was looking at the sock monkey hat, but now i'm all over the place. Any help is MUCH appreciated!
Even newer update 11/6/06:
Found this pattern that calls for the sport weight: http://susan.kraus.net/pages/pattern5.html
Anyone have ideas for the blanket? Do you think it will be ok in the sport weight? Should I add a few rows??