Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Crocheted Winter Hat

Do you have a hard time making things for yourself? I do. I'm always making things for my kids, and for the house, but I rarely make things just for me. Do you know how many years I've gone without a winter hat? I don't either, it's been too long. At least my coat has a hood when I need it.

I've been wanting to make this hat for two years now, and I finally did it. Now two months later I'm finally sharing it with you!

I ended up making two of these hats, because the first one was huge! If any of you have an extremely large head, I'd be happy to mail it to you ;)

The hat on the top is my first attempt.
I found the pattern at Simple Beans. She took a pattern from here and changed the bottom part. To adjust the pattern to fit my head, I simply started out with fewer stitches. I'll try to explain it a little better.

Here are the first two lines of the pattern:

With CA,ch 5,join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:Ch 2(counts as a dc),11 dc in ring.Join with sl st to top of ch-2(12 dc). 

Basically on round 1, I chained two, but then double crocheted 9 instead of 11. Then I proceeded to follow the pattern. Your number of stitches in each round will not match the pattern, but other than that it was still easy to follow. I used an I hook

This was a fairly easy pattern - I did have to look up how to do FPDC. Honestly, I don't think I'd be able to do much crocheting without the internet. Each winter I have to refresh my memory on how to do the stitches. 

 I'm glad I took the time to make myself a little something.

You may also like:
Crocheted Mittens 
Crocheted Hats 


Linking up at Lady Behind the CurtainTidy MomLife as a Lofthouse, Or so she says..., Homemade Ginger, 
Whipperberry Adorned From Above, and at these parties

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  1. That's an adorable hat! Definitely worth the effort of reworking it to fit!

  2. Super cute tuque! I might just try making one for myself! I was always have the hardest trouble finding a cute hat in the color I like to fit my tiny head; seriously smaller than a child's! I figured I might as well put my new crocheting skills to useful work! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Rachel, I really like this hat. Hope we see you wearing it in a photo and that you are having a wonderful time on the cruise.

  4. cute! Have you linked this up to Tasteful Tuesday yet??

  5. It's beautiful! I'm glad you finally made something for yourself! :-)

  6. It is hard to get used to making things for ourselves. Its something I should do as well. Maybe soon. Thanks for sharing.

  7. You did a lovely job! You always have to fit in a little selfish crafting once in a while. Beautiful results. (Thanks for sharing the link, the hat/band is cute and I may try it for myself.)

  8. LOVE THIS HAT! Im like you , I crochet alot lately but not for myself. I love to crochet "little" things. Thanks for sharing your creation. Come visit me sometime @

  9. Cute hat thanks for sharing!!
    How did you display posts at the top of your page?

  10. This is amazing! I wish I knew how to crochet just so I can make this. I pinned it though so I can come back to it once I learn :) Thanks so much for sharing this at my link party!


  11. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #24 :)
    Have a great week!!



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