Hey Everyone, it’s Mikey from Mikeyssmail in Canada. I’m the guy who films video tutorials for AllFreeCrochet.com for you to learn free crochet and loom knitting techniques on You Tube. I absolutely love crafting with yarn. I’m not sure what I would do without having string dragging across in my hands to form blankets, hats, and so much more. I get bored fast with projects and my mother taught me to change colour often to keep the momentum going.
I have been on this kick on creating Loom Knitted Baby New Born Hats. I love creating them as they are quick and usually within one hour you go from a ball of yarn to a real project that can be worn by a baby. Watch this one-minute video that shows you some of my designs.
Originally I was going to create a Candy Cane Hat but then it occurred to me… add some BLUE and I got myself an American Flag Baby Hat. I came up with 3 different designs and I am so excited by them. The colours of the American Red, White & Blue really motivated me to create something that Americans could enjoy. I am open to an official name to call these hats. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them.
I posted the How To Video on making an American Flag Baby Hat and
I received a very touching email from a viewer who was a new mom on a Military Base. Her husband is serving in the Middle East and when she saw my designs, she was so excited she made 9 hats within one day. She is saving them for the wives on the base for when they have their own babies. She was so delighted that her energy and creativity shone through her email to me… essentially touching my heart at the same time.
I love how my idea really inspired another person outside my own country. I’m struggling with creating my own Canadian Version but I know the idea will come eventually. Creativity is borderless and it’s amazing how a simple idea such as this can inspire another person far away to be excited and create with enthusiasm.
Michael Sellick, Creative Director of Mikeyssmail