Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Well, I decided to try to make a hat. The Interweave Crochet Accessories magazine/book has several nice hat patterns in it, but for the first one, I just went to this book here, and there's a pattern for a basic hat in it.

Well, as you can see, the pattern works. The hat is fine. There are changes I will make in future, but it's not a bad start. Next time, I will work more on shaping the top more slowly, giving it more curve. Maybe I'll try one of those patterns, they are adorable.

Several people have asked me to make them hats, and I'm working on it. Hats are great, they work up in a few hours. That's satisfying. My David loves hats, and he is very happy with this one. I think I can make a lot of hats, and it will be a while before he quits wanting to claim them.

I have a weakness for crochet books as well, particularly books like the one here, that have general knowledge, general tips and techniques, and present that info in a way that you can work it into all your projects. I like to 'wing it' on a lot of projects, make things from my own mind, and this kind of book helps me do that.

Y'all have a great day. Happy hooking.


Anonymous said...

Hats really are a lot of fun to make and your post reminds me that I need to get a few more made to be delivered to our homeless shelter. It's so cold out right now that I'm sure those that are having to spend a lot of time outdoors could use the extra warmth. David looks great in his red hat.

Clara said...

So good to see David in his hat. There's nothing finer than to see someone loving your work and really making good use of it.

Designing Lady Jane said...

That is such a great picture of Dave and his red hat.