This is my first topic after lurking on the clothing and crochet boards for a couple of months. I love this site! I think I may be addicted....
Anyway, I have exams in a couple of weeks for my masters and what am I doing? Studying?? No!! Crocheting of course! I'm a complete beginner, so please be kind.....
Hat number 1
This hat was entirely made up pattern-wise. Just alternating rows of double and treble crochet.
And on my handy modelling box
The wool is super wiggly as I bought it in a charity shop and didn't realise it was from something that someone had ripped....which is fine, but it also meant it was actually lots of bits of wool knotted together - grrr
For hat number 2 I wanted a newsboy type hat with a brim and kind of followed this patternhttp://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=93&d_id=22&lang=en
I chose this pattern as it was the first one I found in British rather than American terminology! I ended up altering it a bit as I've no idea if the wool I was using was comparable to that in the pattern, I was definitely using the wrong size hook and didn't bother doing any gauge type measurements (I'm far too impatient) So there's a couple more increasing and decreasing rows in mine. I think I also made it inside out or something, but nevermind....
So a Saturday night of TV and crochet results in hat minus brim. I almost nearly didn't put the brim on as I liked it this way too! But I figured if I didn't like the brim I'd just take it off again. It's actually cream on the top (see a later photo).
And plus the brim
And from the top (before the brim went on, hadn't woven the tails in yet) to show the pretty triangles you get.
I'm quite pleased with my hat and I'm going to wear it tomorrow to keep me warm on the way to work