Sunday, July 11, 2010
Slouchy beret; not on my big head
It is in situations such as this that it is extremely helpful to be a crafty person who isn't afraid to try to teach yourself something new. I had never crocheted a hat with texture using more than a single chain stitch.
But when I found this book the hat on the cover looked so pretty I knew I had to try to make it. I had some lovely jade heather wool lying around that I had been trying to find a project for.
This particular hat is called the Slouchy Beret. The pattern says the finished circumference is 21" and since my noggin measures at 25" I knew I had to try to make my hat a little bigger. I am not an expert crocheter by any stretch of the imagination. As you can see above, I did not manage to increase my pattern enough to retain the slouchy aspect, but I love it anyway. I really do! It kept me warm all winter long, didn't squeeze or pinch in any way, and was in a lovely color. Since I had just had my baby, I wasn't in the mood for traipsing around town in an ugly winter hat; I wanted at least one part of me to look good (and not just the part carrying my adorable son).
This project is also posted on my Ravelry page (as Sordidsox). I'm so excited that the designer of the hat, The Crochet Dude Drew Emborsky, recently posted my picture on the pattern page as one of the samples. You've got to feel good when the designer thinks you've done his pattern justice. (The Crochet Dude does not know that I'm blogging about his pattern or Ravelry, or anything. I'm just really happy with the final product.)