Gilding the Lily

…or the acorn, as the case may be.

This pendant had an unlikely origin, that my dog, the sweet but crazy Leelu, once again jumped the fence and I had to track her down on a neighboring block.  On my hunt, I found a few fat little acorns and stuffed them in my pocket.  Later, looking at them, I decided to try to make a crocheted cap just to see what it would look like, and this is the result.  I think this is one of the tiniest, most delicate things I’ve ever made, and I want to make a few more to see what may come of it.

Details:
acorn is 1″ tall, leaves measure .5″ long
size 20 cordonette cotton thread, 1mm hook

I may try some even thinner tatting thread and a smaller hook on a new one,  just to see what it would look like

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