30 December, 2012

Slouchy Beanie: Crochet Link-Up

Confession.

Prior to this link-up, I had never learned to read a pattern. I tried, but it never went well. I'm pretty sure it mostly had to do with the fact that I tend to have the attention span of  a gnat, which is why until now I stuck with scarves and afghans.

After a quick consultation though with a friend, I was off and running and did fairly well for my first time out.

I ended up using a variegated yarn from my stash and a 5.0mm hook. As I went along, I did have to modify it just a touch for my oddly sized head by leaving out a couple of rows at the end. I really love the way it turned out though.

 


I also used the same pattern with some really thick yard I had laying around and it turned out beautifully  Definitely not a lot of "slouch" in this one, but I still love it and wear it all the time!

 

10 comments:

  1. I love the blue hat! and also love the fact that it was such an easy pattern and yay for both of us reading a pattern for the first time. Greetings!

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  2. i love it! the colors you used are really pretty! thanks for participating :)

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  3. Awesome job! Love the bright colors too! :)

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  4. LOVE the variegated yarn! Great job!

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  5. Ditto... the variegated yarn was a great decision.... your stash came in handy!!

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  6. Looks awesome! And congrats on your first pattern! They get easier as you go :)

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