Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Orange Hat (A Crochet Project)


I whipped this cute little hat up in the middle of a knitting disaster.  The yarn is a mystery skein from my stash -- but I really love how the color looks!  I had picked a purple to be the accent color, but Catherine was insistent on the light brown.  In the end, the three year old might have been right.


Pattern notes: I used my favorite ear-flap pattern from Repeat Crafter Me.  

I made the "child size" hat, but I did add an extra row of double crochet to the bottom.  I also worked around the entire hat (ear-flaps included) with one row of single crochet.  I think the single crochet round adds a nice finishing touch.  (It's very subtle, but I think that it cleans up all of the edges and looks more professional.)



The flower is a super simple one that I whipped together. This is what I did: Chain five. Join. *Chain three. Three Treble stitches. Chain three. Slip stitch around ring.* Make five petals this way. 


I'm calling this project a success!  I think it's cute and Catherine loves it, so it's a win-win!

I love sharing my creative endeavors!  {Here} and the following are some of my favorite places to party:
More the Merrier Monday, Fine Craft Guild

17 comments:

  1. What a sweet little hat! I'd love for you to add it to my weekly link party! Hope to see you there! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2013/11/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-67.html

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    1. Thank you! I'm joining your party and adding your button to my Crafty Links page so I won't forget to visit you in future weeks! :-)

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  2. That hat is very cute! nice color too!

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    1. Thank you! *I* think she's the cutest little girl in the whole wide world. ;-)

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  4. Cute. Have a nice weekend. Regula

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  5. I love this. I'm in the middle of about a hundred kitting disasters... maybe a good crochet project will get me out of my slump :)

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    1. Thanks! Good luck with your projects. Getting one project finished that I consider a success really helps motivate me to get back to my disasters. ;-)

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  6. Great hat. Love the colour. xxox

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  7. Very nicely done. Now I wish I had mastered crochet!!!

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  8. Hey, you made a winner! Love that happy orange on that cute blond girl! Fab combination.

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  9. oh fun! My aunt is a master at Crochet...I must pick it up from her so I can make my daughter cool hats like this :) Love the flower especially :)
    -Julie

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  10. Hi Rachel, I love this hat and I would love to try and make out too. We have a Christmas Fair at our church each year that I make things for all year round and I thing that this hat would be a big hit! TFS at Monday Funday. Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  11. Great hat! I love how simple and cute it is. :D
    http://divinedebrisjewelry.wordpress.com/

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  12. Awesome hat for the season! My gosh, it has been too long :)..I used to follow your blog and somehow have lost my way! I'm so glad you joined the Crochet Party this week and brought me back to you :D

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