My sweet little Elizabeth was born at the end of June and has, over the last four months, lost nearly all of her hair. She is quite bald now (lol), just as we are entering the coolest part of the year, so we are going to be needing to keep her little head warm.
I’ve been really eager to try new sewing projects lately, but I haven’t been spending any time at all on another hobby of mine – crocheting! So, late one night last week (while browsing Etsy), I decided that I needed to learn how to make a simple hat for Elizabeth instead of buying one. I thought, if all these Etsy ladies can do it, I probably can, too!
A few minutes later I’d found a brilliant video on YouTube showing me step-by-step how to make a crocheted beanie. The next day, I bought two skeins of yarn, one pastel pink and the other a snowy white. And that afternoon I began crocheting.
I first made a 0-6 months size hat but it ended up being too small. This is definitely not because she has a large head (she doesn’t) but rather, because I tend to stitch tightly and I also used a smaller than recommended hook for this project. Oh well, try again…
I could’ve just used a bigger hook (and loosened my stitch) and probably have gotten a nice fit with 0-6 months but I actually decided to make a 6-12 months size because it will still be winter when she passes the six month mark.
One thing I noticed right away with my second attempt was that my work was lying flat, unlike the first, which curved slightly from the tightness. So, I knew I had improved!
When I added first “length” row, it curved beautifully – which it was supposed to do. And inwardly, I cheered!
I love how it turned out. I may learn to crochet flowers/frills for embellishments but for now, a simple beanie will keep my sweet girl warm and this mama happy.
Do you crochet?