It’s already the end of the year and I just finished my last doll until 2019. A friend of mine asked me if I could make her a baby version of Captain America and I immediately said yes, I was very excited to start this project. I started two weeks ago and just finished it today. Here is the result:
I used a pattern by Mariya Kozlova – Baby with Dummy to make the base. It’s a free tutorial to crochet a baby doll which is well written and easy to follow. I only had to make a few adjustments and color changes to turn it into Captain America.
I crocheted this doll with Red Heart Super Saver and a 2.75mm hook. The stars, the A letter, and wings are cut in white felt. I did make the head a little smaller than instructed on the pattern because I was afraid it would be too big with the mask on top of it.
The mask was my biggest challenge because I had never crocheted one before. My first attempt was a fail, I had made the holes too wide and too loose. It took me three tries to get it right which is not too bad considering that I had no idea what I was doing.
I considered making a pacifier that looked like his shield but opted otherwise after realizing it would be too much going on. It had to be one or the other and I can’t imagine Captain America without his signature shield. No pacifier for this baby, he’s a tuff one anyway!
I had a lot of fun crocheting this little Captain America, I couldn’t have finished the year on a better note. I am really looking forward to next year for new exciting projects. I have a long wish list!
This is my last post of the year so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year. See you in 2019! 🙂