I have to admit I have been rather lazy when it comes to crocheting lately. After finishing the owl pillow, I got into a slump that I’m slowly coming out of.
As a quick, in between project, I decided to make a nice warm hat to go with my new coat. After seeing this post on All About Ami’s blog, it was easy to decide on a pattern.
I usually get my yarn from one of three places: the internet, a small crafts shop in my town, or the market. This time, I fell in love with a yarn I found at the last one. It’s a really light beige with a shiny thread woven through it. So it sparkles really cutely in the sunlight ^_^
Here are some work-in-progress pics and the finished product:
The hat is basically a big rectangle
You thread an end of yarn through one of the long sides, pull it together and sew the short sides together, making the hat shape:
Here is the hat without pom pom and what was left of the second skein of yarn
And lastly, you make a nice, fluffy pom pom to go on top:
I made the pom pom with both the beige yarn and some white yarn, to make it slightly lighter than the hat itself. I didn’t want to make it too beige 😛
The yarn is really bulky and warm, but it does itch a little bit. I hope it will get less itchy in the future and on the other hand, winter hasn’t really started yet over here, so I might not even wear it that much ^_~
PS: For those of you that are paying close attention to the pictures, yes, that is a Magikarp in the first one ^_~ It was requested by a friend of mine and I will probably post the pattern somewhere around the weekend!