Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Latest creation - crochet hat

Here's the deal.  I'm a crochet beginner.  I mean a total beginner.  I bought myself a crochet hook and a crochet book with the book tokens that I got for my birthday back in September, but I didn't allow myself to touch them until after I'd got everything done in the crazy pre-Christmas rush.
I took them with me to Devon at Christmas, and asked my mum (who can crochet) to help me to make head or tail of the instructions.  I managed to successfully achieve chains, and even linking chains before I left there.  Then I made a start on the second item in the book, which involves rings in double crochet to make a hat.  Now, I don't know how many of you can crochet, or in fact how many of you own the same book as me ("First Crochet" by Lesley Stanfield), but for some reason my hat doesn't look the same as the one in the book, even though I used the same size hook. 
I asked a friend what she thought, and she said it looks as though I've done every stitch while they've done every other - does that make sense?
Can any of my reader(s) help me to work out where I went wrong?
To be honest I'm not too bothered about this hat, as you can see the doll is very happy with it, it's just that I might want to crochet again at some point, and it would be useful to know what I need to do to do it properly.


  1. I've only just got to grips with 'controlling' my crochet into squares - my nan taught me how to crochet about 50 years ago (ouch sounds very ancient!) but until recently have only gone round and round with rather 'stretchy' corners! Hope all's well - Sue

  2. All's well here thanks! It's a new one on me, and several times during the creation of this hat I wondered why I was doing it with crochet when I could have knit a hat so much more quickly. Still, I'm determined that it's a skill that will be mine!