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« on: October 23, 2010 01:49:19 PM »

Several months ago, I taught my crochet guild how to make this hat.  At a recent meeting, our president showed me a hat she had made using a similar idea, but different technique. 

The first hat is Crochet-on-the-Double, and her hat was sc, worked in the back loop only.  Other than the stitch/technique used, the patterns were pretty much the same.

Of course, after I'd come up with the pattern for the first hat, I thought about trying it with sc, but couldn't figure out how the shaping would work.  Turns out she did it *exactly* the same as in the original pattern: miss two stitches at the end of every other row, do that a bunch of times, and then do a full-length row by picking up all of the missed stitches.  Repeat as necessary.

Now that I'd seen it done, I got to thinking: is there any reason why you'd have to do boring old straight rows?  I mean, as long as the shape of each row is the same, it'll match up in the end, right?

Thus was born:




I'm calling it "Hope's Hat" because during the *entire* crocheting process, I was desperately hoping that I'd end up with a hat... because at no point did it look like I would!  It literally wasn't until I seamed it up that I was sure it was even close to the right shape!

As it is, I'm not completely happy with the shaping on the top; I'm going to have to tinker with it!
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010 03:21:02 PM »

You make the most interesting stitches!!  I love the diagonal!  Such an interesting texture!

Glad your experiment was a success!
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010 03:27:42 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010 04:21:13 PM »

Wow, that looks great, I don't think I've ever seen crochet like it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010 04:33:16 PM »

Thanks, Angry Angel!  I'm pretty glad it turned out well. ^_^
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010 06:20:41 PM »

That's gorgeous! Good one Mio!
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010 06:59:19 PM »

Very cool looking.  I just love how much texture the stitches have.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010 05:22:02 AM »

Thanks ladies ^_^
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010 04:36:23 AM »

I soooooo love this hat. Hope I can figure it out.
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010 04:39:46 AM »

I soooooo love this hat. Hope I can figure it out.

See what I mean?  It's a good name. ^_-
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010 05:09:44 AM »

That hat looks really neat.  I love the effect of the spiraled stitches.

It's funny though I misread the title (very tired thismorning0 nad thought it said "Pope's hat"...
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010 05:13:01 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010 09:00:28 AM »

Oh my gosh mio, that has got to be one of the most beautiful crocheted hats I've ever seen! You really know how to manipulate that hook and yarn and create something amazing.
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010 09:45:33 AM »

Oh my gosh mio, that has got to be one of the most beautiful crocheted hats I've ever seen! You really know how to manipulate that hook and yarn and create something amazing.

Ok, see now you're making me blush!  Thanks Val!
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