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Crochet

A new hat for Friday

This week, I was in dire need of a quick project to take a break from the Bridgette Skirt. Since I’m done with the chevron panels, I’m on the polka dots section that requires intarsia, and isn’t especially portable. So, a nice hat was the answer. I saw the Dusty Miller Hat show up a few days ago, and really liked the look of it. It’ll be a great hat for those days when it’s still a tiny bit chilly, which I will welcome after this crazy polar vortex.

I used yarn from my stash, some FibraNatura Yummy in the Mint colorway that I found on the cheap at Tuesday Morning. (Woo Tuesday Morning!) I also had to go up a hook size, as I’m always a tight crocheter. And blocking worked wonders in making this hat look good. I was skeptical on my try-on, but after blocking, it’s growing on me. I’ve worn it all day.

I haven’t crocheted in a while, even though I learned that before I learned to knit. It’s nice to go back to your roots sometimes. Though despite having done this for a while, I had never done a foundation single crochet. And I think I’ll never go back to the traditional chain X number again if I can help it. Never again will I have to keep count of a crazy number of chains, only to find I did too many or came up short.

DustyMiller2

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