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« on: November 12, 2009 07:31:48 AM »

I crafted for my partner's boyfriend in the Craft for My Other or Another swap.  He collects crocheted beanies.  She said he wears them very, very often.  So, as part of the swap package, I made these 4 hats for him.  They are obviously a little big on me because I made them for a man's head.

This one was made with that soft, thick, fluffy Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn.  I really like that stuff.  I made it in this shade of green because he is a Green Lantern fan.  It's all single crochets --- done VERY tightly with a... hmmmm... I think it was an M hook.  The big, plastic, gray hook.  It is very thick, snug, and warm with a tight (TIGHT, I say!  Sore right fingers upon finishing it tight!) weave, a good winter hat.

This one is made with an I hook, hdc's for round top rows, dc's for the rest,  and plain old cheap ole Red Heart 4-ply worsted weight.  The seam from top to tube on this one isn't rounded.  I picked up back loops on the turn to give it a more squared off cap shape.  This one is more a decorative hat.  It isn't particularly warm.

This one was made with an H hook, all hdc's, and 3 shades of blue 4ply worsted weight yarn.  The weave is fairly tight.  It's snug and warm but not as thick as the first one.  Good for warmth but not for an epic level of cold.

This one is also Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn.  (Did I mention that I reeaallyy like that yarn?)  It's a very, very loose weave.  It's really comfy.  I made it with an .... mmmmmm.... hugeass hook!  I think it's an N.  Giant, plastic, blue thing.  Humungous.  If I remember correctly, the whole hat is hdc's, and I crocheted as loosely as I could (which was hard because I normally have very tight tension).  Yes, it is a loose weave, but it is still a very fluffy and snuggly hat.  I'm going to make a smaller one for myself if I ever get caught up on Christmas crafting (ha!).

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009 03:10:02 PM »

nice hats - you've been busy! I love the green color and the chunkiness of the last one. But the third one might be my fave!

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009 09:39:16 AM »

Cute hats, i like the green one most Smiley

« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009 10:25:03 AM »

Awesome! I love love love the chunky last one!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009 04:13:51 PM »

How could I resist a post title that promises four hats? Cheesy
They all look so good on you, wasn't it difficult to give them away?
My favourite is the first, for color, but also for how good the stitches look.
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