There is something I need to say. I fail at crocheting hats. I have made only 1 successful hat in all of my crochet career, and if you ask my sister she might disagree with me on that.
Until now. Yay for other talented blogger/crocheters!!
I have tried multiple beanie patterns and I've tried making up my own, but nothing would work, they never turned out how I had imagined them to be. I'm not sure how I stumbled on to Always Rooney, a fantastic blog, full of everything I love.
The most exciting thing is that I found is a hat pattern that I kinda sorta used to make this hat! I tried out the pattern as she had it but really did not like the way it turned out, so I adapted it to be just how I wanted it to be, and I love it! Here is the pattern that I used
And now I will tell you what I did to make mine, and also the tutorial that she posted I personally found very hard to understand, it was short and not overly explained so I will try to expand it just a little. However;
**This pattern is completely Always Rooney's, all credit goes to her**
Here we go
- Chain(ch) 10
- Turn, single crochet(sc) in the second chain to the hook, and till end of chain, turn
- Chain 1, and crochet in the back(or the half of the stitch that is facing away from you) till end of row, turn
- Repeat step 3 till your ribbing fits snugly around your head. Remember it will stretch, and it is better to be a wee bit small then too big.
- Slip stitch(ss) ends together.
- NOW here I chose to do something a little bit different. Instead of making the hat in a way that the right side of the double crochet would show, I did it in a way that the wrong side would; I really love the way that it looks. So if you would like the wrong side:
- Chain 3, 2 double crochet(dc) in each stitch of the ribbing. It's hard to explain, but if you look closely at the ribbing you will see sorta mountains and valleys, you want 2 dc in between the mountains. If you would like the right side do this but turn the ribbing so the seam is on the inside.
- Continue until the hat is about a ten inch rectangle. Keep going if you want more slouch, and vice versa.
- Flatten the hat, take the middle of the opposite side, insert hook and ss
- Do step 9 again but with the middle of one of the sides. Do that again and again until there is no large holes.
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