Megan and I have been crazy busy this week churning out hats and getting our hat pattern in the Kindle store, Etsy and Ravelry.
How to crochet a hat for Beginners
If your a beginner that wants to crochet a hat, then this pattern is for you! It’s great for beginners since it uses chunky yarn, a big hook, and is very forgiving to mistakes. The first day I wore my hat to work I got a complement from the first person I saw – the security guard! He’s usually pretty quiet, but complemented my hat that day as I was coming through the security gate.
The hat is done by crocheting in the round. It starts at the base, so you could even size it exactly to your head pretty easily. Megan recommends trying it on as you go along to make sure it’s the right length for you. I followed her pattern and found I didn’t need to modify it. The decreasing at towards the top is done by skipping stitches, so you don’t even really need to know how to decrease. Since the yarn is so chunky, you don’t end up with any holes – it’s a pretty dense hat. I used Lion Brand Chunky Wool Ease for my hat and absolutely love it!
If crocheting yourself is more than you want to take on right now, we have a lot of color combos available.
Buy the Warm Winter Hat Pattern on Etsy:
Amigurumi Crochet Owl Baby Gift
This cutie made a great gift for the little guy’s first birthday. The pattern is available now from Fresh Stitches . Special thanks to Stacey at Fresh Stitches (@FreshStitches on Twitter) for promptly responding to my call (tweet) for help in finding a pattern for a quick crocheted baby gift! I never believed I’d get it done in 5 days, but trusted her judgement. I actually finished it a day early. The small parts – eyes, beak, face circles and feet – are only a couple rows so once the head, body and wings are done, it’s really just about another hour of crocheting. This is a great pattern, I could see getting really fast at it after whipping up a couple.