Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Baby hat

I'd like to have a box of hats and scarves to donate to charity next winter. Here's a baby hat I made.

I've found that all these hats start by crocheting in the round to a certain diameter, and then crocheting evenly (in other words, not increasing) until the hat is done. Once you get that circle done, you can do just about anything with the rest of the hat. It's a good way to practice fancy stitches. I think this is a ripple stitch with a simple ruffle made with triple crochets.

I'm continuing to work on the socks but have to say I made a big dumb mistake last night. I started to make the heel and, as I usually do, kept trying to socks on after each round. I couldn't figure out why it was so tight over the top of my ankle.

Turns out I missed a whole section of the directions! Which means I had about half the stitches I should have had. I do have a reading comprehension problem, despite being a writer, so I have to check things off or mark where I want to start next time I look at instructions. I have so many marks on the instructions (this being my 3rd attempt) that my eyes just wandered.

Fortunately, I figured it out and now they're coming along nicely. I even bought more yarn for 2 more pairs of socks! I hope to get good enough at them to make them without having to read directions. It's the way I work best--hands on and practice, practice, practice.


  1. The baby hat is really cute. I love the colors. I'm working on hats for the homeless for next fall also.

  2. That little hat is just adorable! I love making baby items.

  3. cute hat!! and Shadow is adorable.....

  4. Crochet can be so frustrating. I did 145 grannies and joined them, the whole thing looks lumpy. I'm hoping I can figure out how to block it. I just can't seem to get enthusiastic about finishing it. You are inspiring.

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