Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Back to School Hat

Making good on my "crochet more hats" resolution, here's my first finished crochet project of 2010. I completed it just in time to wear on my first day back to school. New classes and new faces always make me a bit nervous, but I think having this new comfy hat will make me feel more at ease.

This hat is really fantastic--it has a good shape and a cool raised design. The pattern is fairly easy, though I made some careless mistakes at first and found myself pulling out many rows. You can find the pattern on ravelry or here if you'd like to try it out for yourself. The original pattern calls for making a brim, but I decided not to make a brim for this one because the other hat I wear on a regular basis is brimmed. I wanted something a little different.

A note for crocheters: This hat was my first attempt at fpdc. I've seen patterns that included fpdc before and was really intimidated by it, but it's actually so easy! It's basically just crocheting on top of a previous stitch. So if you've never tried fpdc before, I'd recommend giving it a go. This hat has simple lines, but you can use fpdc to make cables and other interesting designs.


  1. You look adorable in your new hat. It's a great pattern. Good luck with school. What's your major? It can't be crocheting, can it? Wouldn't that be fun?

  2. Love this hat! I need to make me a couple of hats as well. They are on my own little list.

  3. I love the hat! What are you studying in school?

  4. Aw, you look so cute Allison! Good prep for today's snow flurries!

  5. Look at you..! Adorable. Good luck with the first days of school!


  6. It's so lovely.
    Good luck with Back to School!

  7. I love you (brimless) hat! I think it is adorable and very well-made. I also enjoy your scarf and the fact that we were matching on our outing the other day :)


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