I crocheted this hat for my boyfriend for Christmas.
It's from the free pattern found here on Ravelry from the blog Eating Out Loud. I used a 5mm crochet hook and aran weight yarn, the brand is Tivoli and it's a tweedy, wool/acrylic mix. I used 1 and a bit balls of wool for this.
Typically, I started crocheting this on the 23rd of December, and finished on Christmas Eve! The pattern made my brain hurt to read (what do you meean you skip 4 stitches, at one end, every 4 rows?!), but once I'd started it made perfect sense and was a quick and easy pattern to follow.
I've never done a ribbing stitch in crochet before, this one is really easy. The ribs are made by crocheting into the back loop of each stitch, and it makes a lovely warm, stretchy fabric.
It was funny to make something so black and manly, I love colour and stripes and flowers and pompoms, but I don't think my boy would be very pleased with that! It was nice to try a new stitch and a new style for once, but I'm back to finishing off my mustard shawl now!
What are you crocheting at the moment?