Friday, June 27, 2008

Yee Haw!

I squarely identify myself as a knitter - NOT a crocheter. I have to admit that I feel a bit superior to people who say - I don't know how to knit, but I crochet. I feel guilty that I harbor this type of snobbery, but feel like I earned it. Knitting did not come easy to me. It took me literally three to four months of casting on and knitting the same silly square. I'd have too few stitches, then too many. I didn't know how to properly purl for quite some time - still have some of the items hanging around to prove it (thanks to KnittingHelp.com, I figured it out). BUT, I do crochet occasionally. It's something that I've never really struggled with. (But Annie's Attic's video's certainly help when I forget how to do certain stitches)
I just finished this:




Pattern: Yeehaw Lady from Stitch n Bitch's Happy Hooker (basically, if you can single crochet, you can make this hat - it's that easy)

Yarn: Double worsted Peaches n Cream, Ecru (from a failed Garterlac rug I finally frogged).
Hook: J

Stuff I'll do differently: I initially took the floral wire and formed a double circle around the brim and eyeballed how much wire I'd need and cut it. I had a bit of a time crocheting the hat to the circle, so I ripped back, folded the wire in half, and crocheted it together. MUCH easier! BUT next time I'm going to make the wire significantly longer as I feel that the hat doesn't have the tautness I'd like (too slouchy). I can always cut back the wire, I can't really add it on easily.

2 comments:

Jen da Purse Ho said...

that is a fantastic hat!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

ooooo, pretty, ok, when you make the other one, you can hand me down this one to me!!!! that is a for sure complement!!!

as they say at the end of some show: that's some hat harry!