Monica Burnett is what we like to call, a "Ms. Craftypants." The 23-year-old from Orange County, CA. crochets her own line of head wear, making colorful and quirky hats and headbands, to keep your melon fashionably adorned. Lucky for you, you can win this adorable "Valentine" beanie ($50), in all shades of pinks, purples and reds (sorry, the awesomely retro mannequin head is not included!). To enter, all you have to do is sign-up for the I Heart Daily newsletter, and we will randomly select one winner on February 10, 2009. Full contest rules here.
Keep on reading to learn more about the woman behind the hat, the hands that loop the yarn, the fingers that work hard for their money:
I Heart Daily: When did you start crocheting and why? Monica Burnett: I was always a crafty little bugger as a kid, it was just one of my arty hobbies I picked up. I got really into it in high school and started to buckle down and really commit.
IHD: What was the first thing you ever made and how did it turn out? MB: The first thing I made was a hat! I remember it was red, and too short…and too wide. Not very attractive, but I wore it anyways.
IHD: Crocheting looks hard, is it as difficult as it looks? MB: Basic crocheting is quite easy, easier than knitting in my book. You don't need to be super careful, you can basically just free-form it and make everything up as you go.
IHD: Do your fingers ever cramp up? MB: YES. All the time, its pretty scary. I feel like my crochet career has a deadline, like modeling or gymnastics. The day will come when I get carpel tunnel or arthritis and I'm out of the game.
Sorry, this contest is over!