I’ve been wanting to crochet a hat for a while and when I saw this hat pattern on Attic24 I decided to give it a go. It coincided with a £10 loyalty voucher I earnt at my local yarn shop for spending lots of money there and that meant I could buy some decent yarn for the hat too.
I made my hat in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, olive colour.
The pattern is easy to follow, and I enjoyed putting in the two stripes.
After the stripes I put in a few more rows and then realised something unfortunate had happened.
The hat was two big for my head! This was either because I have a small head (which I know I have) or I didn’t quite follow the pattern exactly enough (the most likely explanation).
So I was left with two choices: unravel what I’d done and start again or try and adapt the hat to fit my head. I decided to adapt the pattern and started decreasing in each row. The result was a beanie style hat which I’m fairly happy with.
I then decided the hat needed something to brighten it up, so I followed the pattern for a layered flower which Lucy at Attic24 made for her hat. And this was my flower which I was very happy about.
I added a button to the flower, threaded some coloured yarn between the stripes, sewed on the flower and this is the finished hat!
Here it is on my head.
I’m really pleased with it, the yarn is lovely and it’s really warm. It’s the first hat I’ve made so now I’ve got lots of ideas for making the next one. After finishing it, I had the hat bug and began to crochet a hat for my three year old daughter modifying Lucy’s original pattern slightly. I loved using all these colours.
And when I finished the hat, did my daughter want to wear it? No. Even though she helped choose the colours. So here’s the finished hat modelled on my hand.
My daughter will probably decide to wear it when her head’s grown and the hat’s too small. But never mind, it was fun to make.