|Skein before washing|
I learned 2 new crochet stitches last weekend: front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc) which i'll be adding to my normal basic hat "pattern" to create (i hope) some textured stripes around the bottom like an old school ski hat.
|Same skein after washing: see how bouncy and smooth it got?|
Check back next friday to see the finished hat. I hope it looks nice, and i hope i have enough yarn! I have a hard time telling exactly how much yardage i have (my count is mostly an estimate), but mostly i don't really know how many yards my average hats require. All part of the learning process!
What's your favorite hat pattern like? Do you follow a written pattern, or just crochet in the round until it resembles a head covering?