It’s all UK double crochet and shell stitch – easy peasy! It looks very sweet and would be useful for using up bits and pieces of yarn. If you don’t have any hair bands, I crocheted a row of dc around elastic bands. You could also wrap ribbon or thread or yarn around them, too.
In theory, Spring is supposed to be on its way in the Northern Hemisphere, while our friends down south are still enjoying a Summer that will turn into Autumn before long, so we think this light and airy slouchy beanie suits the change in weather ahead.
I’m typing through my tears because The Teenager is playing Cher Lloyd’s “Swagger Jagger” in the living room. My ears might drop off before the end of this post, but I shall soldier on!
It’s rare for me to find a hat design that I would actually wear. I’m a bit fussy. This one, however, is so darling that I’m going to make it and – le gasp – keep it for myself! That’s right! I’m going to crochet something and not give it away!
The pattern is by Lisa Gentry at RedHeart and is available as a pdf download (does everyone know about these? Would anyone like some pointers?). I personally like to wear hats all year round so you could make this with lighter yarn or thread for the Summer, and with something chunkier for the winter. You could also vary colours and even square designs once you’ve mastered the patterns.
When the patterns asks for an SC, crochet a UK DC. When it asks for a DC, crochet a UK TR.
It’s in US terms so whenever it asks for an sc, crochet a UK DC. Whenever it asks for an hdc, crochet a UK HTR. Whenever it asks for a dc, crochet a UK TR.
The pattern asks for elastic to attach so the mask stays securely on your head, but I’m going to use two long chains at the back on either side as ties. These are easier because I’m still scared to attach crochet to fabric without ripping the fabric, but also because this goes along with the Ninja Turtles masks.
This super-duper headwear will protect you in case of battle against Mordred or Morgana or perhaps an orc. It’s even got magical properties to stop you getting helmet hair in case King Arthur takes a shine to you*.
The clever (and nice!) lady at Owlcrochet who created it and is also modelling it in the photo even translated the terms for us:
Wherever you see “dc”, do a UK treble crochet (tr).
Where you see “trc”, do a UK double treble crochet (dtr).