How’s it going? Recently I’ve been busy making some really cool crochet hats for friends. Yes, I feel like an 80 year old woman saying that but hey, it’s fun and people like my hats.
I’ll be taking a break from hat making tonight because Mike and I are going out to dinner with friends to celebrate our engagement! I’m excited to see everyone and I know it’s going to be a great time. By the way, does anyone still have engagement parties? I know if I was asked to go to an engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, AND the wedding it would seem a bit overkill on the gift buying part. But I’m ok with having dinner with everyone in town to celebrate!
Now for the hats. I had a friend contact me for a pumpkin hat for her soon to be son. She sent me a photo of one she liked and I quickly got to work making it! I went out of my comfort zone on this hat incorporating three different stitches. I used a double crochet, single crochet, and a shell-like crochet stitch (pattern here, start at Round 7) where you skip stitches to make the design in the middle of the hat. Then I switched to double and finished with a single crochet stitch. I started the hat using this pattern for baby hats. I used the pattern from the Buckeye hat I made to make the leaves and then for the stem I used a corkscrew pattern. I’m very happy with how the hat turned out and excited to see the newborn photos for the little guy!
The next hat I made was a candy corn hat. The idea of candy corn hat came up when Mike was explaining to a friend what corn hats are in reference to the Nebraska Huskers and the hats the fans wear at football games. When Mike googled ‘corn hat’ some of the images included candy corn hats and our friend really liked them. He asked me to make one for her as a surprise. I used a Red Heart hat pattern for this one and made a gauge beforehand because I’ve had some hats turn out larger and ended up redoing them. The gauge was really helpful and after adjusting my stitches based on the gauge, the hat fit perfectly. This was the first time I made a poof ball which was a lot of fun too! I love the look of the poof on top.
The last hat is a Packers themed hat for a friend who is a huge Packers fan. I’ve seen yellow and green yarn at Joann’s that’s really cool because it switches from yellow to green throughout the skein and you don’t have to switch while making a hat, it automatically creates a striping effect. I used the exact same pattern as the one I used for the candy corn hat and with a poof, of course!
What do you think? Which hat is your favorite? Interested in a hat for yourself or a little one? Check out my shop Rachel’s Yarn Creations on Etsy!