One of my latest projects had no pattern, but was prompted by a baby hat I saw in an old magazine. Kids get to wear all the cute things, and if you’re like me you might think that’s a little unfair. Why do we have to tuck away our whimsey when we turn a certain age? Well I say the heck with that, and just started with a circle and a lot of left-over yarn from all those scarves. This, again, was an attempt to try new stitches and see what I could come up with. I don’t find crocheting any easier than knitting, but it does seem to move along faster.
Because it’s all sheep’s wool with a small amount of Alpaca, it will have a great wicking quality if it gets wet and would keep the wearer very warm and dry. It is long enough to cover the ears and because of all this I think it would make a great ski cap. They’d certainly see you coming down the hill.
This is mostly single crochet except for those green bobbles, known to the crochet world as popcorn. I also fashioned my own french knitter out of an old wooden spool and three nails. I had a five-point knitter in my stash, but the cording it made was too big. I tried again with a four-point knitter; still too big. So how easy is it to nail three brads into a spool? Really easy. A good tip is to use a knitting needle to turn the stitches as I found a crochet hook did not let them go easily, and I kept tearing up my yarn. Or you can buy one of those hooks, but you will surely lose it like I did mine. I’ve already started my next one and will post it as I continue to learn more stitches.