Wednesday, November 30, 2011
crochet hat and youtube
It is now -20C here and we love to go outside for walks. Nor rain, nor snow can keep us inside (usually), so I have been making hats for my kids. I am a beginner for sure so I made a simple crochet beanie with ear flaps with a single crochet stitch. I am a very visual learner so the YouTube videos on crochet have helped me tremendously. Woohoo to YouTube!
Here are some of the videos I used to guide me along:
1. How to crochet for a beginner by naztazia. This is great if you don't even know how to start or what a crochet hook is.
2. How to start a crochet hat by expertvillage. I find them pretty simple and slow enough to follow for a beginner. In fact I used the rest of the tutorials to help me make the hat.
3. How to make a pom pom by LionBrandYarn. You could also add a tussle for the top instead of a pom pom.
What is a little difficult is figuring out what size the crown should be, so it took me 3 tries to get to the size that I was happy with. The first try looked like a wavy mess. The second time the hat was just too big. The third try was ok, but at the end my fingers were pretty sore. I know that size charts must exist but I didn't bother finding one.
To make the ear flaps, I just decreased each crochet row by one stitch. The ear flaps look pretty sloppy in comparison to the rest of the hat, but that just doesn't bother me at all. I like the slightly imperfect look. This way my baby son will know I made it for him.