I love doing custom orders when someone says for instance "I want a hunting outfit". That gives me the freedom to be creative, to start to design a pattern based on the wish list they gave me. I have found that some customers have such creative minds and can think of things for me to crochet that I would have never thought of. One of my most popular items came about from this process. It is a hunting outfit with a deerstalker hat. I love it and I love making them.
The hat was the first billed hat I had done so it took a few tries to get it the way I wanted it to be. I didn't want to have to use stiff material to make it stand out, and finally I figured out how to crochet it so it would stand out on it's own without having to put plastic or cardboard in it. The side flaps were fun to make and then I added 2 snaps to hold them on top.
The boots were a little more trying. I went looking for patterns for these. I found several patterns that I liked portions of and started to combine them for the perfect look. These boot booties are very roomy and look awesome on little feet, they give you that clunky look that hunting/hiking boots usually have.
The diaper cover I wanted to make adjustable, because all little bellies are different. I accomplished this by adding a row of double crochet (triple crochet on larger sizes) this allows for the cover to be buttoned at any position around.
A special shout out to Janel Dick of Crafty Vine. She was the one who originally requested this item. She is such a creative person and was a joy to work with her on this and several other outfits. This one is still my favorite though. This item can be purchased at www.babblinghook.com