A Great Ambassador

Today’s cap I’m introducing you is the Japanese most famous anime character, Doraemon. I hope many of you know him. He has been popular in Japan for over 4 decades, and I believe that he’s been successfully popular in some other countries as well. Until I searched on him, I didn’t know that he was the first Japanese Anime Ambassador!!! Oh, Amazon has English version of its comics!! If you weren’t familiar with him, I’ll be happy if you search on him 🙂

I loved him a lot when I was little, and my cousin’s little boys love him now. He’s been and he will be a hero for children. So, I thought it would be nice to make our hero this time.

A Doraemon Beanie

As usual, I asked my stuffed cow to wear him. A shot from his front, and then from the upper position like a model… Cute 🙂

A Doraemon beanie on my stuffed cowA Doraemon Beanie from above

If you are interested in him, and if you have some chances to visit Japan, you’ll probably enjoy visiting Fujiko-F-Fujio Museum.

Doraemon Beanie on his hip...

My Summer Hat with My Personal Colors

The easy-to-follow crochet pattern for this summer hat with jute is now available on Craftsy and Etsy!! If you are interested in, please come visit my shop below 🙂
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Lately, I’ve been making some caps for babies and kids. Then, I’ve realized that I hadn’t made even one for myself, so I decided to make my summer hat. Since I’m making one just for my own, I wanted to make something special to me. I love flower printed things, so the concept is lots of flowers with my favorite colors. My favorite colors are pink, orange and some other warm colors.

Speaking of colors, I visited a color-therapist a few weeks ago. She placed lost of colored fabrics below my face and she told me that my personal colors belong to “Spring type” and especially these colors shown in the picture below. My best color is Salmon Pink, which is one of my favorite color!! So, I thought I would pick up some colors from them for my hat, then it would look good on me… 🙂

My personal colors My personal best color

The outcome is this. I put a sunflower in the middle, which is a symbol of summer. This hat brightens me up 😀 I’m really satisfied with my work now 🙂 By the way, “Natsu” in Japanese means “summer”, and as some of you might have guessed it, I was born in summer and I love summer.

My Summer Hat

<Okay, now I have a hat to protect my face from the sunshine, so I’m ready to go everywhere 🙂 My first summer in California is waiting for me ♡♡♡

My Summer Hat

Zebra Beanie

Here is what I’ve made for one of my friends’ 1 year-old son soon after I taught myself how to crochet. Her husband likes simple style, so I wanted to make something simple, but something still cute on a baby. In Japan, this year (2014) is a year of a horse, so I thought something related to a horse would be good, bringing a good luck to their little baby. Then, I’ve made up my mind making a zebra beanie 🙂

A zebra beanie

It’s simple but still you can see that it’s a zebra, isn’t it? As usual, I took a picture of my cap on my stuffed cow. Yes, he looks great!! I added mane between the ears. Which do you like, with the mane or without? I personally prefer it with the mane.

A zebra beanie on my stuffed cow

Then, here is how my friend’s handsome boy wears it!! He is just adorable!! He doesn’t cry much when he stays with some strangers like me, so I like him a lot!! While I was searching on zebras, I found that zebras didn’t get along with human… oh boy!! Unlike zebras, please get along well with others, my dear!!! 🙂

A zebra beanie with a handsome!!

Panda Beanie

The easy-to-follow crochet pattern for this pretty panda beanie is now available on Craftsy and Etsy!! If you are interested in, please come visit my shop below 🙂

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The other day, one of my friends who was my former neighbor asked me to make a beanie for her very cute 1 year-old daughter. I was thinking what I should make for her, and I was staring at some of her photos… Then, her very big and round black eyes inspired me and I knew what I was going  to make for her, a panda beanie 🙂 After I had decided what to make, I searched for a real panda on the internet as usual, and I learned what pandas were like. I didn’t know that they spent most of their time on eating and sleeping!!! They sleep for about 10 to 16 hours a day, and they eat a big meal (almost 90lb = 40kg!!) in the rest of their awake time.

A pand beanie

After struggling a lot, I finished making one!! I always put my beanie on my stuffed cow. He looks good, doesn’t he?

A panda beanie

But when my friend’s daughter had put it on, she looked super gorgeous!! I love it when she smiles at me with my cup on 🙂 My friend’s little angel, please eat and sleep a lot as a panda does!! It’s your job to eat well, sleep well and smile a lot ♡♡♡

A panda beanie with an angel

Dinosaur or Monster?

The easy-to-follow crochet pattern for this pretty and unique dinosaur beanie is now available on Craftsy and Etsy!! If you are interested in, please come visit my shop below 🙂

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One day, I was thinking what kind of beanie I should make for one of my friends’ daughter… She is very powerful and very clever for a 3 year-old girl. At the very same time, I saw a picture in which she put a dragon face paint on herself while other girls put a cat, a butterfly or some other cute animals paint. How artistic she is and what a unique taste she has!! This dragon painting inspired me and I wanted to make something unique for her, so I’ve decided to make a dinosaur beanie. I wanted to use her favorite color, green, and some “girl” colors as well (so that this cap won’t look so boyish).

dinosaur beanie

When I gave it to her, she named this beanie “Mon-chan” after a monster… At that moment, my dinosaur became a monster. Anyway, she played with this “Mon-chan” and I was happy to see that 🙂

A girl with a dinosaur beanie

I hope she will grow up to be very unique and more powerful than other boys!!! Enjoy your life as a girl♡

A dinosaur from the behind

Chinchilla beanie

The easy-to-follow crochet pattern for this chinchilla beanie is now available on Craftsy and Etsy!! If you are interested in, please come visit my shop below 🙂

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One of my friend has a chinchilla at her house and her chinchilla is so cute!! The combination of the chinchilla and her daughter (2 year-old girl) is just incredible. They look really cute together!! So, I thought I would make a chinchilla beanie for her.

By the way, I had never seen chinchilla before visiting her house. They look like a rabbit, but with shorter ears. They also look like a hamster, but themselves much larger and with larger ears. So, before making a cap, I searched “chinchilla” on google, and knew that they had an excellent physical ability. With about 8inch (around 20cm) body, they can run much faster than we walk and they can jump as high as 1 yard (around 1m)!!

Chinchilla beanie with an angel

Like this chinchilla, I hope that my friend’s little angel will grow up with excellent physical ability!! Till then, enjoy playing outside!! But be careful with the powerful Californian sunshine when you go out!!! Since it’s for a pretty little girl, I made a hair bow and put it on the cap!! It can be put on the chinchilla’s ear or even used alone with the girl 🙂 Enjoy being a girl ♡

Chinchilla beanie

The Most Loved Flying Bread

This is one of my favorite beanies which I’ve created recently!! They will absolutely look pretty on a baby 🙂 Do you know who he is??

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This is a Japanese popular anime hero, “Anpanman”. Everyone who has grown up in Japan knows him and many kids love him. Back in Japan, I’ve seen many kids with Anpanman-printed clothes, shoes, bags, some sweets and a lot more other things!! His face is made of red-bean bread, so many Japanese bakery have Anpanman-shaped bread. If you have a chance to go to a Japanese bakery, please ask them if they have Anpanman-shaped bread 🙂

This anime has been really popular in Japan for so long (for more than 20 years), but I have never seen this in California… I think children here would love him if they had a chance to watch him on TV!! (I’m not sure what is a “must-know” hero character here in the US…)

After spending some days with him, I said goodbye to him and he is now with a cute 2 year-old boy 😀 I hope they are getting along well!!