I didn’t take a picture of the matching hat, mittens and ugg booties that I made Dae for Christmas but I did get a picture of the hat I made Brady.
Using left over worsted acrylic yarn and my K hook I made up this hat. It was an improvised project from the Lion Brand Tweed Hat pattern but it got me thinking and learning how to crochet any size hat I wanted. Also, although I liked the single crochet I did not like how the increases they used in the hat made it all pointy at the top. I attempted to increase differently and the puckering at the top was the result. If I had only known then there is basically a “system” for increasing in sc we wouldn’t have the puckering or the pointy tops but it’s experience right? LOL BTW in sc to increase the circle you increase 6 stitches per round and get a nice nearly flat topped beanie….more on that later 😉
As much as I like making these hats I was desperate to have the same pattern in multiple sizes and after a lot of searching, trial and error, and hats that were the wrong finished size, I just ended up creating my own pattern ideas. I will be getting each of the crochet patterns published. Below is a list of the crochet earflap and crochet animal hat patterns listed on this site so far:
- Baby Earflap Hat–Double Crochet
- Puppy Dog Hat Embellishments
- Kitty Cat Hat (beanie with earflaps, kitty cat ears and kitty nose)