Friday, September 28, 2007

New Winter Hat

I made this cute little hat using the free pattern from Crafty Pants.  It was super quick to make, and I love it.  Jessica wrote great directions with lots of tips and reminders that help you through the process.

I made a couple of adjustments.  Either because I have a huge head or because I'm a tight crocheter (or both), I did not decrease for the band around the head, I left it at 60 stitches.  When it was 48 stitches, it sat perched on my head like a tiny chef's hat. :)  I considered ripping the whole thing out and making the hat part bigger so the 60 stitch band would be a decrease, but I think it looks fine the way it is, so I'm leaving it alone.  I also did the hat band in-the-round instead of back and forth.

I used my favorite reclaimed-from-a-sweater sequins to decorate the hat band.  I think of them as little ice crystals.  It was fun using someone else's pattern to make something.
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Anonymous said ...
Oh, I like that one! Most winter hats look really terrible on me, but this is a different shape... I wonder if I could wear it as well as you do? I might just make it and see!

9/28/2007 2:22 PM

Cristina said ...
I like it, i like it a lot!And those crytals that you just put in, remind me of chritmas time with snow :).
I really miss chritmas with cold weather!
9/28/2007 4:18 PM

Green Kitchen said ...
I like it and the photos. They almost look monochromatic with spot color.
9/28/2007 4:32 PM

dorie said ...
oh, beautiful. I love it all--the color, the shape, the sequins...
9/28/2007 8:40 PM

That color really suits you, but I doubt it will do you much good in February in Philly!
9/28/2007 10:29 PM

Alex said ...
This is just lovely.
Suits you!
9/29/2007 1:12 AM

ViVi said ...
That is wicked cute. I have a problem with hats - they usually look stupid on me. But like heathers said, with the different shape, it might work. (hmmm.... like I don't have enough projects going on at once! lol)
9/29/2007 1:14 AM

dottycookie said ...
I have that one on my list too - I love the added sparkles on yours. It really suits the two of you - I hope I can look half as good once I do mine!
9/29/2007 9:29 AM

macati said ...
great choice of colours and it suits you very well! loved the sequins too!
enjoy the rest of your weekend
9/29/2007 5:13 PM

Corvus said ...
Oh wow, that's gorgeous. More fuel to my "must learn crochet" fire.
9/29/2007 8:07 PM

nikkishell said ...
Oh i printed this pattern out the other week. Your's is stunning and has me wanting to crochet one right now.
9/30/2007 1:06 AM

Elizabeth said ...
Looks great! The sequins really make it happen. You should go ice skating.
9/30/2007 11:17 AM

ambika said ...
Lovely! The color is perfect with your hair and complexion and those sequins are awesome.

And I'll be coming back to that blanket stitch tutorial. A quilter in my life uses that for a kind of quilt/applique mix and had been offering to show me how to do it (she uses some kind of fuseable backing on the cotton to give it the kind of sturdiness felt has.) This looks *exactly* like her technique.
10/1/2007 9:43 AM

Angie said ...
Very cute hat!
10/1/2007 11:10 AM

Kuky said ...
ooh very nice! I love the idea of hats but never wear them. I mean really really love the idea of hats. I just checked and I have 10 patterns for hats!
10/1/2007 4:43 PM

ezrinjaz said ...
That is absolutely gorgeous. I followed your link from craftypants. I can't wait to get started making one.
10/1/2007 8:57 PM

I love your hat, and the sequins make it even prettier.

I have definitely added this to my list of must crochet.
10/2/2007 10:08 AM

Dovie said ...
YESSS! Thank you for posting this stuff. You're a natural teacher. I always forget how to do blanket stitch stuff. Now I have many helpful tutorials! I also like the hat. Thanks for passing it on and thanks craftypants.
10/2/2007 2:10 PM

le voila said ...
Very cute, i like it a lot!
10/2/2007 5:05 PM

Angelina said ...
I love winter hats. I wish I could go outside today just so I could wear one, but my back is out so I need to lay low.

Ah, but it's the season...plenty of opportunities!
10/3/2007 10:37 AM

erna said ...
i like this one and the color..
this is just like the one i saw at the mall except for the decorations..
i guess i wanna try to make myself..
10/14/2008 11:34 PM

liesbeth said ...
I found your link to your website and i was wondering if someone could help me???
i really really want to make this hat but i'm not used to the pattern and i'm like so confused LOL
if someone would help me i will be verry verry happy :D
thnx anyway

grtz from Belgium

9/13/2010 1:04 AM

futuregirl replied ...
liesbeth ... Click the link in my post to go to Crafty Pants. She wrote the pattern and would be able to help you best. Good luck! :)
9/13/2010 7:13 PM

liesbeth said ...
and i really like the things you make!!!!

9/13/2010 11:11 PM

Anne said ...
ACK! I've been trying to make this hat,but I get really confused. So am I supposed to join the rows in the chains? I checked the other pattern,and it says not to join in the chain,but in the first real stitch. So what did you do?
Please help!
((Oh,and I love your hat,BTW.))
10/17/2010 12:00 PM
futuregirl replied ...
Anne ... Try it both ways and see which one you like better. Experiment! :) I made this hat over three years ago, so I don't remember which way I did it.
11/10/2010 6:45 PM


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