Crochet project number 2….

With the roaring success of the crocheted cushion cover still ringing in my ears, I was keen to crack on and start my next crocheting project….

I saw this fab post by The Stitch Sharer for a hat, and it looked pretty good, so I thought I would give it a go!

This is what I was aiming for….

Very glamorous picture of fabby hat as made by The Stitch Sharer...

Very glamorous picture of fabby hat as made by The Stitch Sharer…

This is what I ended up with…

Very unglamorous picture of not so fabby hat as made by me...

Very unglamorous picture of not so fabby hat as made by me…

It is all my fault.

As I can’t buy any new wool, I am, again, using up ‘odds and sods’ that I have been donated or found in charity shops, and I have to confess that the colour scheme is awful not really very well thought out.

And I deviated from the original pattern…

I did the required 16 rounds as per the pattern, but it didn’t really fit on my head very well. Maybe I am just not chic enough to wear these jaunty angled hats-I need something that comes down over my ears and won’t budge. So I kept on going and did at least another 10 rounds…

By this point I had decided I didn’t like the colours I had done but was loathe to unravel the whole thing, so I thought that adding a pretty pattern to the edge might make it all better…

It didn’t.

Gutted.

BUT….

It does make a good basket..!

Currently housing the dinosaurs my mum knitted for the Smalls..!!

Currently housing the dinosaurs my mum knitted for the Smalls..!!

My sincere apologies to the lovely Stitch Sharer. I will try again when I have a proper amount of wool in a decent colour…

17 thoughts on “Crochet project number 2….

  1. It is sooooooooo disappointing when what ever your making does not turn out as we expect ! The brighter side is you didn’t waste bought wool. Looking forward to the next super dooper stylish hat in the future!

  2. You know I think your hat has a quaint kind of charm to it. Maybe if someone kindly donates a load of wool the same colour, you could try it again. I certainly haven’t plucked up the courage to try something as adventurous as a hat yet eek!

    • Thanks Jo. It genuinely does make a pretty good basket, and the Smalls seems to quite like wearing it too (!) so I definitely wouldn’t want to unravel it!

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