I keep saying I need to up my crochet game so I can think about making stuff like this and this and this, and instead I only talk about crocheting and have to turn to YouTube all over again every two or three years when I decide to give it a go. One of the first things I ever favorited at Ravelry was Roko’s Borsalino hat, pictured above, knitted from Michiyo’s No.5 hat pattern. (For a similar hat, see the free Novi Hat pattern.) I remember being floored at the notion that one could simply crochet such a hat. My noggin is problematically large (shut up, DG), rendering hats a challenge in general. I’ve developed a fair sense of what I can get away with beanie-wise, but structured hats are pretty much impossible. Which brings me back to that Roko hat. If I had game, I could make one for myself and make it fit properly, right? So if I want to ever do that, I better get serious about those skillz. Two good places to restart would be Dottie Angel’s sweet and useful Imperial Mitt and Hot Pad and same for Mamachee’s Perfect House Slippers.
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you can crochet a HAT????? one that looks that cute????
The hat is no harder to make than the potholders. I crocheted a topper like that for a friend who was losing her hair (yes, chemo) and wanted something summery. I used Shibui Heichi, which she said was airy and comfy. It was easy and fun, and she loved it. Made the Quince shawl too, albeit modified to alter the shape a bit. The thing with crochet, is that once you get through a couple of rows, the sequence gets in your head and you can fly with it. It goes SO much faster than knitting.
I love the rhythm of it — once I remember what I’m doing!
I recently crocheted a basket with aran yarn held double and I was pretty delighted with how quickly it worked up (and I’m a speedy knitter): http://www.ravelry.com/projects/diannawalla/cache-baskets
I’ve been playing around with crochet swatches lately and I’m hoping something cool comes out of it.
Is the hat in the top photo a project somebody made from the Novi pattern, or just an inspiration photo of a similar look? (and if it’s a project, is it on ravelry so I can favorite??)
It’s from the pattern page on Ravelry, linked in the post.
Huh, I looked at the pattern page and took a swing through the projects, but I couldn’t find it… am I being completely dense?
Omigosh, you’re right. I was clearly working on this way too late last night and got some wires crossed. I’ve updated to clarify!
Yay, thanks, project and pattern duly hoarded in my faves for future plotting! (I may have a minor obsession with knit/crochet/felted hats)
The new Quince and Co crochet shawl collect is soooo swoon worthy. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/crochet-2016
Oh, my gosh. I was just looking for crocheted hat patterns last week and saved that Novi pattern! I also got a couple of patterns from an Etsy seller called Meadowvale Studio. About to start one of them right now.
Oh that is so funny! I just finished crocheting a hat for myself in raffia yarn I’ve been saving for years. And as a result I ordered some more yarn to make another one in a different color. I discovered this designer from Russia and she now sells her patterns on Ravelry in English! They are so well fitting and flattering too! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brim-hat-raffia
I actually have that Japanese book where the little “Spangle Hat” pattern is from, and I tried making it but I didn’t like the “jog” that is formed when working the pattern. Now knowing there is a possible solution to it, I think I can find work from it while improve them to my liking. :-P
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