The weather has changed this week. So far, and it’s November, we have been lucky. It started raining on Saturday and has not stopped raining since, so I suppose its pay back!
So it’s time for some hats, and in my next post to come, some scarves or cowls if you rather and maybe some mitts.
I found this pattern online at My Rose Valley, it’s a pattern for a Nordic style hat and you can find the pattern here. I love this pattern, it’s my favourite one that I have found and used so far, simple instructions and clear photos. I have made 3 hats in total using different colour combinations and it’s a great pattern for using up bits of scrap yarn you may have left over.
Here’s my first one. No Pom Pom. This is for a small child and fits snug. I used Cascade 220 Yarn in Dusty Rose (that’s pink to you and me) as the main colour using a 4mm hook. I had some scrap yarn in various colours in pink, white and blue.
Next up, I made it bigger for an adult using green as the base colour. No Pom Pom either as I ran out of yarn and to be honest I can’t seem to make a decent one! I know, weird right?! I used some Stylecraft DK in Green with a 4mm hook as the main colour and again used some scrap yarn to blend in with the main colour.
I then made this one yesterday for a future Christmas present, I may try out a Pom Pom on this one, fingers crossed. Again I used Cascade yarn as the main colour and mixed up the row colours from the first hat and used some navy to make it less girly.
My niece is being treated to this next hat at Christmas sssshhhh! I had one ball and a bit left over from a project, its Sidar Click Chunky in Blazer. I love using Sidar yarn, it’s always so good to use and does not split.
I used a 5mm hook on this one and crocheted in the round with trebles. I started with a magic ring and I crocheted 12 trebles and I then increased each round by 12 until the diameter was about 6inches. I then crocheted until it reached the correct length, I wanted it again about 6/7inches in total. For the last 2 rounds I used 2 strands of white yarn and made front post stitches all the way around. Pom Pom was attached on this one … yea!
Here’s some I did last year, still going strong.
I like hats, they are a nice project to try and quick to make up once you get the hang of increasing. I found this on Pinterest which is great to give you a visual on crocheting in the round and this link will help you decide the hat size for all those heads.
I need to start on some scarves and maybe some mitts now. I found a lovely pattern from Erika Knight for mitts, just need to buy the yarn!
What hats have you tried? Do you have a fall back pattern? Love to see your makes…..