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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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