Tuesday, September 25, 2012

a beret for Henri

A couple of weeks ago, I spotted this handsome tiger on the side of the road in someone's trash. their trash!  

Of course, I had pity on the poor little guy and rescued him from his dire fate. He was obviously looking rather neglected so I gave him a sponge bath and went to work crocheting him a stylish black beret. He is now properly outfitted for his new role as the beloved mascot of Mrs. James' art room!

We named him Henri (pronounced ze French way of course!) as homage to French artist, Henri Rousseau, best known for his jungle paintings. 

We all quite like him, especially in his new threads.
(I searched all over the web for a simple baby beret pattern, but couldn't find one that looked just right. I ended up going pattern-less. Basically, I just double crocheted in a circle until it was it was the right size and then decreased stitches for the last couple of rows. Very easy...you know, just in case you too need to crochet a beret for your own wooden tiger statue. hehe)

1 comment:

  1. Henri himself is amazing, and I love that you gave him a beret! Pretty good folk art, and an amazing, and memorable classroom mascot.