Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Pie-rets

I have been infused with some serious crochet mojo combined with a touch of holiday spirit for the past few weeks. Now, you all know what that means...Oh yes, that definitely portends a bit of twist in my yarn!

Introducing Holiday Pie-rets!



These crocheted versions of round flaky goodness are just in time for Turkey Day! And yes, you can be sure I will be wearing pie to my family's Thanksgiving feast. So, let's take a look at my crusty choices shall we?

There is the always popular seasonal delight, Pumpkin Pie-ret...



Topped with a dollop of cream...



Thanks to Ellen for modeling!

OR how about a touch of dark and rich Pecan Pie-ret...



Bridget is modeling this lovely headgear!



And my personal fave, the Cranberry Orange Pie-ret with lattice crust!





Modeled by my girl, Jenna!





It's a tough choice to be sure.

Onto the crochet stats...

The Pecan and Cranberry Pie-rets were crocheted with an F hook and some of my Cascade 220 stash. An F hook combined with this light worsted yarn creates a very tight fabric. This is exactly the effect I was attempting to achieve as I was aiming for structure, not drape. My challenge during the design process for both of these Pie-rets was creating a perfectly shaped circle while using a popcorn stitch pattern. Needless to say, frogging ensued before I came up the correct increase to stitch ratio. I am happy with the results.

The Pumpkin Pie-ret was also crocheted with an F hook. However, I chose to use Lamb's Pride worsted for this one. Don't think I would choose this yarn again for this type of project. The FO ended up being too heavy for my taste. I will use Cascade 220 going forward should I ever decide to crochet another dessert-themed hat!

Needless to say, one of these hats combined with Turkeyzilla the Tote Bag accessorizing my holiday outfit will surely embarrass my daughter to the core. It just doesn't get much better than that! Muhahahaha!

Copyright 2008 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

64 comments:

woolanthropy said...

Your pie-rets rock and are the perfect accessory for the holiday season. There is something about the dollop that really does it for me.

Ellen Bloom said...

I have serious Pie-ret envy!

Have a marvy T-giving!

Chelsea the Yarngeek said...

Those are awesome! Are you going to share a pattern or two with us? Pretty please??

FinnyKnits said...

Simply amazing. Thank you for bringing originality to Thanksgiving. I am already cutesy'd out.

I think dessert themed headwear is much more intriguing than cute turkey placeholders and what not.

;)

Sue D. Nym said...

Way too clever! Are you going to offer the patterns? I would love to make a couple for some friends who are pie fanatics!

Red Rocket said...

Absolutely hysterical! Happy Thanksgiving!

soymujer said...

just when I thought Regina couldn't pull another crazy concoction out of her head..... I completely love these! I was so inspired I made pies. The berry lattice looked so good I just had too! Have a great turkey day! p.s. Jessica loves your turkey tote. christina

Lynne E. said...

The lattice-crusted pie is my favorite--I thought it was a cherry pie!

Lindsey said...

please please please offer the patterns!!! i need one to go with my turkeyzilla... btw, i made a second turkeyzilla without a flap and stuffed the whole thing. it's now the baby's favorite new toy...

tiny-o said...

Don we now our gay apparel

Sus said...

Festively delicious! Or deliciously festive! The latticed one is my favorite, too!

Treasure Ann said...

OMG those are some nice and interesting hats. Do you teach a crochet class? I think my favorite is the Cranberry-Orange Lattice pie. I give my vote to that. Oh yeah, I love that dallop of cream. Have a "Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Ann Marie said...

Well, I'm disappointed. Where's my fave? Where's my apple pie with a dollop on top?

Just kidding!! LOL! You never cease to amaze me with your brilliant and clever creations. How DO you do it?

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Hilari said...

fan-frigging-tastic! I love the pecan pie!

Nancy said...

These are wonderful! Please (pretty please with whipped cream on top) share your pattern. I would LOVE to make one for my sister the math teacher for "pi day" (3.14)!

Caroline B said...

These are totally mad and I love them! I made your recipe for cranberry lattice pie last year (yum!), would LOVE to crochet one as well!

Nicole said...

Oh jeez, those are awesome. I, too, would love to figure out how to make a pie hat.

Shannon-Lee said...

First the Bacon wrap and now Pie-rets?? Will your greatness never stop??? We're not worthy...*bowing down to the awesomeness*...

Corvus said...

Those are made of awesome. You've got to get some killer comments on those.

As a side comment, I decided to have a contest on my blog and, as I was posting it, you came to mind. I can't imagine why *winknudge*, but I figured I'd let you know.

PurpleBecca said...

These are CRAZY CUTE! I love how much the texture of the pecan pie is realistic. Wonderful wearable fiber sculptures!

CharacterGirl said...

These are the most awesome of the awesome! Not only are they tasteful, but they're zero calorie -- it goes to your head not your thighs!

What a wonderful way to have your dessert and wear it too!

Pamelamama said...

ha! ha! ha!

valB said...

You mention the turkzilla bag I would beg you to send the pattern. I desperately need to start it and for Christmas-paid weeks ago not contact-have tried your email no response please please contact me pvds@btinternet.com
Val England

Crochet Diva said...

zomg -- PERFECT... Was so ready to click and purchase the pattern... But there is none... (Will there be?????) Absolutely LOVE these. I would SO give these as gifts. :) Now I may need to make the turkey, as well. :)

Courtney said...

Your patterns are some of the most creative I have ever seen. Makes me want to learn how to crochet (I am a knitter :P) The pie hats are wonderful- you really should start your own etsy shop.

Anonymous said...

These are the goofiest hats ever.

Lisa T said...

I'll add my plea for the patterns. I'd certainly be willing to pay. :-) I linked to Ravelry, so hopefully you'll have many more of us begging for the patterns.

Amy said...

the pies are AWESOME!!! thank you for sharing, Happy Thanksgiving, Amy

Anonymous said...

I have no talent, but I have a little bit of money - can I buy one??

Faith said...

Dude - you made BoingBoing!!!!
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/11/26/pie-hat.html

Noelegy said...

These are so very awfully cute, but I want baby-sized directions. I have brand-new twin nieces, and I think that cherry tart hats would be just the ticket.

Speedwell said...

Lovely. Precious. Even my fiance thinks these are cool. SO makeable... umm, that is if I had a PATTERN. I will BUY the pattern if you make it available... please let me know if you do!

Just be happy! said...

How fun!!!
Love all of them!
:o)

Annette said...

I just love these!

Nano said...

Love all of your pie-rets, but I have to say the cranberry lattice is my favorite. So impressed as usual.

Also, after Thanksgiving dinner, my daughters boyfriend was describing some amazing things he's seen in knitting and crochet on the net, and the most mentioned items were yours. I had to do a "wait a sec, I know who you're talking about!".

ButcherBeast said...

oh my sweet jesus... i will die if you do not post a pattern for me to buy!! i will actually die!

Cutie Pies said...

Ok, you are a sick, gifted, fantastic lady!! I love these on so many levels.

I need this pattern and will pay pretty much anything for it. Ya see, I own Cutie Pies, a little pie company in Rhode Island. I want to make these for all my employees to wear around the shop.

Adorable. Freakin' cute!

jolb56 said...

Just incredible ! i love your work ! Great job ! Congratulations .....

Lauren said...

i haven't even begun to read your posts yet, but i am DEFINITELY cracking up at your ideas -- your work is SO CLEVER! now i want to make a pie-ret for my pie-baking mom, whether or not she wears it. keep up the good work. i'm having fun visiting here.

Anonymous said...

I loved your hats so much that I made my own version of the cherry pie hat and wore it when I went Christmas shopping. I made a lot of people laugh. I loved it. Thanks for the wonderful idea.
- Pattycatx6

Steph said...

Okay, you are like my favorite crochet ever. I love pie. Enough to wear? Maybe...

Web Hosting Delhi said...

I love the orange one, its very beautiful

Heather said...

These hats are amazing! I love them! For some reason the add to cart button for the pattern isn't working. I sent you an email and then read the part where you said you get a butt ton of spam so now I am leaving a comment, per your instructions. :D My email addy is starlaiste at gmail dot com. I would love to give you dollars for this sweet sweet pie-ret pattern. Thanks! ~Heather

Anonymous said...

omg i luvv these hats i need one so badly!!! i need to fing a free pattern for a food hat but for these i might consider paying...

Anonymous said...

i LURV pie... and crochet... and this hat makes me so happy that theres someone in the world that is GENIUS enough to make this! :D i love your amazingly unique creations!!

Liz S. said...

Hi! I love these patterns and ordered them a few days ago, but haven't received the pattern. My e-mail address is queenjadia@gmail.com.

Also, is it okay with you if the hats I make from this pattern are sold at a silent auction to benefit my school's volunteer group?

Hioxindia said...

All these were really a great art work.. Good keep going.. Simply awesome

inkgrrl said...

Hi there! I'm trying to buy the pattern to the pie-rets and the button doesn't like me - how can I order and pay you? Thanks so much!

Joolsey said...

These are adorable! I'm a knitter, but I'd learn to crochet to make these! Pretty please share the pattern?

Anonymous said...

PLEASE whip up knit instructions for the pie-rets?! You are talent personified!

BklynVonne said...

I wanna eat all your hats!

BklynVonne said...

I wanna eat all your hats!

Goldibug said...

I so badly want to make one of these to wear to my families Thanksgiving dinner! How long does the lattice one take to make?

Genny said...

Hi there,
I would like to order your pattern for your pie hat but the button is broken. Are you offering the pattern through Ravelry?
thanks

Christina said...

I feel like I just found my home!! <3 <3 <3

Christina said...

I feel like I just found my home!!! <3 <3 <3

PaulaLewis said...

Me too: I'd like to buy your pattern, but can't continue after selecting "add to cart." Help me, OB-1. You're my only hope. Thanks.

Gerutha said...

Those are AMAZING!!! Love the last one...cranberry-orange with the lattice top...not only am I getting hungry, but I'm wanting to make one for myself! :)

Laurie in TX said...

Please, pretty please, with a cherry on top with whipped cream, could you share the pattern for these lovely pie-rets? Name your price darling, I would love to make a few! :)

Thanks from the heart;
Laurie in TX

Anonymous said...

Dear Pie-ret mom,

Your pie hats are being used on Facebook to promote Sears Kenmore...I know it doesn't make sense. I took a snapshot of the Facebook screen so you could see it...they should be paying you for using the photo, in my opinion! Email me if you'd like to see the screen shot: catandfiddle@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, these are friggin' AWESOME!!! Any chance you might offer a knitted version of these patterns? I want the lattice crust hat so badly, but I'm a knitter! Pretty please with a dollop of whipped cream on top???

My email addy is two_sirius *at* yahoo *dot* com if you want to respond that way!

Thanks,
Amie

Moxie said...

Funny that the last poster mentioned the Facebook placement photo - because that's how I found you! I saw the pie-ret and immediately became both intriqued and slightly frightened. When I realized Kenmore had duped me into clicking to THEIR site, I googled until I found you.

You are my hero. And these are so awesome I'm tempted to try to learn to crochet again. I've a craving for strawberry-rhubarb lattice pie on my head.

Cheers,
Moxie

Roxanne said...

These are really great, I found your pecan hat at http://supervegan.com The site made reference to you, and so of course I had to take a look, these are GGRRRRRRREAT!

kelly said...

OH MY GOD I AM IN LOVE WITH ALL YOUR FOOD CROCHET WORK!!!!!

very coincidentally I'm also into food AND monster crochet and I found your blog by accident, so lucky I did. Just followed you on Instagram, I just want to say your stitchwork is so perfectly neat I'm super impressed!!!