I don't think Snow White is my favorite fairytale, I'm not sure I have one, but I have felt connected to the story ever since sixth grade when I played the evil queen disguised as Esmeralda, the young gypsy woman who tries to sell Snow White a poisoned comb (she didn't make it into the Disney version). I still have the impossible-to-resist decorative comb I made for the role (it's pink plastic wrapped with metallic silver ribbon). So I thought a Snow White themed entry was fitting.
The Challenge: Fairytale: imagine your favorite fairytale set in a specific timeperiod, and make a historical garment inspired by the fairytale.
Fabric: Katia Merino Sport, almost 2 balls (100g) of red, and a very tiny amount of Merino Sport in green.
Pattern: Puff Stitch Crochet Beret and Crochet Leaves. Found through Ravelry. I did make changes to the Beret pattern to get it to fit; I used 6 Puff Stitches to start instead of 8, and eliminated Row 9.
Notions: If the yarn counts as the fabric, then nothing else was used.
How historically accurate is it? I'm really not sure. The yarn is wool, but it has a very modern-seeming springiness to it, and the concept is all mine. But if Eliza Schiaparelli can make a shoe hat, I can make an apple hat.
Hours to complete: I tend not to count crochet hours, as I mostly just do it while watching TV. But I think it would have been about 10 if I didn't have to undo large swaths of it to make it fit my head. My DK weight yarn was definitely not the pattern maker's DK weight yarn.
First worn: Not yet.
Total cost: 2 balls of yarn for about $10; the green was from stash.
I found several images of 1930's berets, including one that looks like it might use the Puff Stitch.
|My camera seems to have trouble getting reds right. The color|
is more like the shiniest, reddest, apple/lipstick red you've