Friday, March 5, 2010

Crochet to Fit Hat

Here's some more of that chunky yarn I'm trying to use up.  I decided I wanted to make a hat for myself with it.  

I didn't have a pattern for such thick yarn, so I just picked up a crochet hook and started crocheting.  First I crochet a chain long enough to wrap snugly around my head and then I joined the chain so it formed a circle.  After that I just kept crocheting around and around until it was about 2/3 the way up my head and then started decreasing like crazy until it closed shut.  I also added a crochet flower in a contrasting natural color. 

I decided to crochet it, rather than knit it,  because I think crochet is so much easier and faster- you only have 1 stitch to think about at a time, and you don't have to worry about dropped stitches.  Crochet does have some disadvantages though.  It is not as windproof as knitting for one-  I think I will be adding a headband of fleece material around the ear area on the inside of the hat.  Other than that, it had been a fun accessory to wear this winter :)