Pattern #270: Openwork Crochet Hat
Before I start talking about this hat, I need to say something. Happy Birthday to my wonderful little bro. I know he doesn't read this blog. But I just wanted to say I love him and I am so proud of him. I only wish I was closer to him in vicinity, so we could celebrate together! Love you Big D!
Now, back to our regularly scheduled crochet talk... this hat is gorgeous. Am I right? I think one of my sister's would LOVE it!
Updated 12/13/2011: I made this for my cousin who just informed me that she doesn't really wear hats (but she requested one last year). What to do with it now? haha I actually had to go up two hook sizes (to an L) with this one, and totally change the top. Many people on Ravelry said it was pointy if you followed the LB instructions. So I skipped rounds 7 & 8, and then basically did clusters w/ a ch1 on each 3 dc of round 12. Then I used the yarn end to sew it up tight. I only wove through the outside loops of the top stitches, to make it lie flat. I hope that made sense! I think I had to go up two hook sizes because my yarn is older and seems thinner than a regular worsted yarn. My verdict is still out on how much I like this hat...
And yes, I took this picture in the bathroom at work. I also totally hit myself with a phone at work, resulting in a little red spot under my eye. Oh yeah, and then I proceded to spill coffee down my sleeve. It's been a long day!