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Topic: OH My Gosh - I actually finished something!! (My First Hat :) )  (Read 1994 times)
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GossamerFlame
« on: October 31, 2006 11:11:37 PM »

I'm a chronic starter - not usually a finisher. I get bored mid-way and put things aside and don't complete them. But I actually did it this time! I made something I can wear even too!


Made from a pattern found here. I have a ton of Simply Soft sitting around though so I used that for yarn instead. This project was fast, probably could be done in one night if you're not a crochet noob like me Wink. Also, it was definitely a case of "keep going" - after the first 5 rounds or so I thought I wasn't doing it right because it didn't look like the pattern yet. Well, I just hadn't given it enough time. After some MORE rounds the pattern began to clearly show and I was very pleased.

Over all I'm happy. My first hat - and it wasn't just a simple SC in the round! And the only really ODD looking spot is where my joins were - I somehow messed it up, but it really doesn't look that bad.

I'm a picky perfectionist though so I see some things I don't like. I'm not sure I like the color changing - one solid color might have been nicer. And the bill didn't turn out how I wanted, mostly because I COMPLETELY messed it up (one [there is a bottom and a top part] was almost a half inch longer than the other, oops! - and instead of fixing it I just used it lol) - and I'm also not sure I like the bill with my face shape.

I will proudly wear this puppy around my apartment though Smiley. Plans are in the works already to use different yarn (I have some wool-ease that'd be yummy for this) and to do a few more rounds to make it a big longer, and to leave the bill off (which is easy enough to do). I'm definitely addicted to making hats now though. I've decided I NEED to have one with ear flaps so that's now on the to-do list too Wink

Just had to show off my first hat!! Sorry I babble so much Smiley

*~* Rebecca *~*
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funkyflower
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006 12:52:50 AM »

wow, you did a beautiful job and not just because it's your first completed project!


 And the only really ODD looking spot is where my joins were - I somehow messed it up, but it really doesn't look that bad.


next time you do it, instead of joining and then chaining 3, just do a hdc into the next stitch, that way you don't have the join, which in my opinion never looks that great, no matter how fab you are at crocheting!


look forward to seeing more of your creations!
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mixi
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006 04:02:14 AM »

i love it!!
i'm really proud of your new hat!  i think i looks great!
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ailsika
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006 08:14:50 AM »

I just made this same hat, and I had a few problems the first time around. The joining did not look good at all. I made it directly from the suggested yarn and hook size and it was HUGE. I tried again, using one less pattern repeat and making the bill several rows shorter and narrower, and I love the second result. It's not nearly as pretty as yours, though! I'm still looking for someone with a big enough head to wear the first one, since I'd rather not frog it.  Undecided
If I do give up on it, I'll have to try remaking it just using a spiral.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006 11:04:43 AM »

I love your color choices, makes me want either candy or icecream  Smiley  I made this hat a while ago with simply soft, and I agree on the bill, it just looked floppy/funky so I took it off, the sc edge around the bill adds more than enough yarn to frog that part (just the last round and the round with the bill) then sc it back (sans bill). The joins were kinda funky on mine too, used dark colors though so it didn't look too bad.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2006 12:17:54 PM »

Wow! I love the body of that hat. Great job!! I didn't know crochet could look like that and I've been crocheting for years! What pattern is it? Maybe I can find it around here and try it myself.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2006 12:46:08 PM »

It's called the "city girl cap" and the pattern can be found on the crochetville forums http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=21665 I love the look of back-post double crochet (looks like sideways knitting)
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2006 03:33:28 PM »

Wow ur hat is beautiful I love the colors you have for it. I like how it looks right where you joined it too. This is awesome for your first hat good job gurl.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006 06:43:12 AM »

I have never seen that stitch.  Your hat looks great!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2006 03:54:03 PM »

Thank you all for the comments and assistance!!

Part of the way through making the hat I started wondering I should just leave off the join (the chain 3 part) and do something else - so thanks funkyflower for letting me know what to do! It seemed no matter what I did at the join section (I tried making it REALLY tight, doing my slip stitch into it really tight, it was still all loose and funky lookin'!) it just wouldn't come out right.

I'm still very excited I made a hat and have been parading around my apartment in it - lol. I have some grey wool ease I'm going to try this pattern again with - although I'm going to do the brim differently. A grey hat would go perfectly with my coat and mittens I already have so I'm excited to make this one perfect and actually wear it around town! Smiley

Why do I babble so much? Lol.

Happy Crafting!

*~* Rebecca *~*
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