Sunday, 28 December 2014

Manly Mens Ribbed Crochet Hat.

I crocheted this hat for my boyfriend for Christmas.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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?
 

2 comments:

  1. What a lovely hat! My guy is pretty particular about his caps, but he would dig this one, especially with your choice of yarn.

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    1. Thank you, my boyfriend is also particular, but this is similar to the styles he usually wears, and he only wears black/grey/brown/etc, but this pattern worked out well and he's worn the hat every day since he got it :D

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