My cousin taught me how to crochet a long time ago and I think I managed a circular dishcloth and then put down my hooks until, well, about a month ago. I decided I wanted a slouchy hat but didn't want to buy one (pft $25 I don't have) but I had an awful time trying to find a pattern online.
Waay too big and, well, ugly. Also I have large head so that thing is like... massive. Anyways turns out I hated the look of the band. It was too much like wearing a sock on my head. Another trip to the yarn store and one smaller weight yarn later I made this:
Muuch better. I decided just to go for the simple band that crochet does best.
ch enough to fit around your head (leave a bit of room, it gets tighter)
sc 10 rows
ch 5, skip a stitch, sc in next stitch, ch 5, skip a stitch, sc in next stitch ect until your back all the way around
ch 5, attach at top of loop (3rd stitch from bottom), ch5 and repeat.
continue for 4 more rounds
This creates a fishnet pattern
Reduce chain to 3 and go around again, two rows of this.
dc in the "top" stitch (of the ch of 3) around again.
Pull tight to close and fasten off.
Sooo that probably didnt make sense to you seasoned crocheters (yay for first time crocheting *and* first time making a pattern) but hopefully anyone wanting to make a hat can follow those directions.
Also I realise it's probably too hot where most of you are from to wear hats right now, but hey, it's still cold in Canada!
Also, sorry about the crappy webcam pictures, my sweater is actually purple, not brown, although the colour of the hat is fairly true. I can post better ones of the hat if you guys want