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Topic: A beanie with a bill. Inspired by newsboy, rasta, cabbie caps. Now w/tut &pics  (Read 44120 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2007 08:25:59 PM »

You have hit on one of my secret loves, multi-stranded crochet (for when you want it right NOW).   Smiley  This is so simple and I think that is what makes it so lovely.  I think I'll make one too, but I have to go convert it into Aussie first.  Don't worry though, it only takes a minute.  Grin

OK.  Translation done.  I am almost halfway done with the crochet now.  I wanted to show you all an in progress pic before I retire for the evening, but photobucket will not cooperate right now.  Embarrassed  But the good thing is, I'll probably be done by the time it is up again.   Cheesy  Thanks for the pattern.
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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2007 09:32:12 PM »

OK done, so I won't bother with an in progress pic.  Here is mine.

I didn't work the decreases in row 11, mine didn't seem to need it.  But I had to work 2 extra rows at the end of the main part as I fell short on length.  I think I used a thinner yarn than Red Hart is.  It was Sean Sheep Classic BTW (and a 5.5mm hook), 100% wool from my desk drawer stash.  My yarn choice seems to have messed with my bill shape quite considerably.  It turned out to be a frill rather than a bill at first LOL.  So I reworked it so that I only increased every second stitch in row 2 of the bill, instread of every stitch.  Actually, I had to make so many changes that I have to wonder if my 'translation' was correct.  But it doesn't matter because it only took me about 2 hours total anyway. 

My bill is a little bumpy from the increases, so I need to block it.  Actually I may try to get away with ironing it instead, I don't fancy blocking something this shape or so thick.

Also I'd work a wider bill next time, mine is only 20 stitches across.  It is fine but I think it would look better just a tad bigger.

I am seriously considering working another of these triple or quadruple stranded on about an 8mm hook and fulling it.  I have a lot of this wool in my stash and it is too itchy for wearables that aren't hats.  What do you all think?

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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2007 07:46:10 AM »


Thank you for sharing the brim tutorial with us! I made a hat for my daughter Sara yesterday, and she wanted a brim added on to it. So with a little bit of searching, i found your tut on craftster. Gotta love Craftster!!! :]  The brim didn't turn out that well, one of the corner is rolling upwards. I'm fairly new to crochet so I think I just need to practice more.

Anyways, here it is..


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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2007 09:33:57 PM »

I love it.  Great colors Smiley


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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2007 11:40:39 AM »

Miss_Vicki and groschevux, I love your hats!  I think they both turned out well.  Some hats I've seen in stores have some sort of cardboard inside the brim.  I don't haven't tried that, but I suppose that would make the brim more sturdy and shapely.  Make a crochet pocket then put the cardboard inside before attaching it to the hat.  I'll try something like this and post my results.  Winter is coming and it's supposed to be a cold one.  Yuck.  BTW, I spent last winter down under.  I got a sunburn Christmas eve.  So bizarre...
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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2007 02:26:34 PM »

Love your version! Very pretty color combo!

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« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2007 02:17:04 PM »

I used the wonderful tut as well, and modified mine just a tad with some bill embellishment: boyfriend is modeling for me

and here is a good shot of said modification:

mine has a "helmet" look to it, i like it.  Grin


« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2007 07:48:20 PM »

I absolutely had to try this on my own... what an awesome hat! I'm new to crochet, so the bill came out a bit wonky for me (I have to shape it to get it to look right...) but overall I think I did an alright job. Thanks so much for this tutorial, I'd like to try it again sometime Cheesy Lovely hats, by the way!

Here are a few pictures of my creation (the flash was automatic, so everything is lighter in the foreground...):

The hat (you can tell when I realized I was going to run out of pink, haha):


Action shot! (Kinda camera shy... plus this thing kinda makes me look like Strawberry Shortcake Wink )


Thanks again and happy crocheting!
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2008 09:45:00 PM »

I loved your hat so I made one too. It turned out a little different but still super cute.
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2008 09:48:54 PM »

I could not figure out how to post my picture of my hat with everyone elses on your tutorial... I am still kinda new here. So go check it out under the crochet category.
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