I don't even like hats. I look like crap in hats. So what got me looking at crochet hat patterns and wanting to try out a few? Darned if I know. I think I saw a cute one on Etsy while listing things to my own shop and wanted to see if I could make one worthy of trying to sell.
So off I go to look at hat patterns. Hundreds of them. Rasta hats. Santa hats. Newsboy caps. Earflaps. Beanies. How to decide which would be easy enough for my fingers to have a go at, and what would people be interested in buying?
I settled on this pattern for starters. I did it as written the first time around, with the bpdc. I didn't like it at all. She said if using stiff yarn it would stick out more and it did. Blech. I switched to the softer aran and it was better, but I still didn't like the ridges. The darker gray one I did the first time looked like a Darth Vader helmet. Maybe I could market it as Halloween costume? I'll have to think about that for next year.
But I digress ...
I opted to do the regular DC instead of the bpdc as the alternative she mentions in her pattern, and I liked that much better. Here's the finished product, with a row of chain as an accent instead of the ribbon. I think it turned out ok for my first project.
I think I'll try working out my own pattern with a similar shape but different stitch, maybe something with a little texture to it. That qualifies this for my WIP post, right?
So ... what colors do you see for this hat?
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