May 20, 2012 in Crochet
This morning I woke up and prepared for a pleasant out-of-town brunch with the in-laws. I pulled on a nice purple shirt that I hadn’t worn in a looong time, then spied some soft yellow yarn I had started making a potholder with. I then decided the yarn would be much better suited on something new and daring.
I don’t wear a lot of hats- they look funny around my ears, they look funny around my hair, they look funny in general. But I like them enough on other people to give them a try once in a long while, and today is one of those days. I pulled out from my Ravelry queue a pattern for a slouchy hat that looked just light enough that I might just be able to pull it off in the sweltering Midwestern summer months.
Started about 9:30 this morning before heading off to brunch, worked on it in the car and while waiting for food. I ran out of yarn just four rows until the end! I had to run out to the dreaded walmart to retrieve one more skein just so I could finish the band. The only modification I made was the picot edging- didn’t like it, so I replaced it with one more row of single crochet for stability. Upon further reflection I could have probably gotten away without the last 1 or 2 rows, but I would have still needed the extra skein.
Here’s a picture of me needing a haircut:
It’s just a bit too tight around the ears, but it should relax, and if it were much looser I don’t understand how it would stay on with it pushed back as far as these things are supposed to be! Hoping it does loosen up just a touch so the hat and glasses don’t wage war against my head and give me a headache. Overall, I’m pretty sure I like it, so hopefully I’ll wear it out and about!