While I love making baby hats, after 13 straight (and that’s just after Christmas), I decided I wanted to make myself a hat. Or two.
First up: This one, which covers my ears and looks cute at the same time. While the pattern calls for bulky yarn, I just happened to have worsted weight, so I dropped down to a K-hook (instead of the suggested N) and added a few rows. Pretty simple modifications.
I didn’t have a button big enough or interesting enough to really add to the hat, and since there was a blizzard this weekend, I couldn’t go about obtaining one. Instead, I opted to add a flower, to brighten up the hat for a dull, gray winter. The problem is, a lot of the flower patterns I found were a bit too big for what I was going for with this hat. With a little trial and error, I came up with this, a pattern for a flower that’s not too big, not too small, it’s juuuuust right:
sl st= slip stich
Round 1: In second ch from hook, work 8 DC’s, join to first DC
(You can change colors here if you want)
Round 2: *Ch 2, tr in DC, tr in next DC, ch 2, sl st. Repeat from * around. (5 petals)
Now you can make little flowers to add to your hats, scarves, headbands, jackets, sweaters… I think you get the idea.