A Hat For Me and A Hat For You

We were taking a quick over night trip to visit my father-in-law for his 89th birthday. I had the large floppy brim hat to work on for the drive. I know I could probably finish it before we arrived so I also got an ear flap hat started for me. I finally finished up the new hat with a large floppy brim as we pulled up in front of his house.

This is only the second one I have made with this pattern. It is all single crochet, except for the double crochet shells rounds. The shell rounds go fairly quickly, it’s all the single crochet rounds that take me forever. I would tend to get bored doing the single crochet rounds so the hat would get put aside for a week or so before I would pick it up again.

Project Name: Light Blue and Bon bon Print Hat with Large Floppy Brim
Pattern Used: Natural Colored Floppy Brim Hat By by Linda Cyr from Vogue Knitting

Started on: 9/6/2016
Finished on: 9/18/2016
Hook Used: G/6 – 4.25 mm
Stitches Used: Single Crochet and Double Crochet Shells
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0381 Light Blue and 0784 Bon bon Print
Measurements: Circumference of 21 inches. Crown to edge measures 10 inches when laid flat.
Brim measures 4 inches wide.
Size Made: Medium
List Price: $ 10.00


I decided to make myself an ear flap hat after I saw how cute the one I made for Marty turned out. I like purple and pink. I chose some small balls of purple, the mulberry mix variegated, a shade of pink from the several that I have, a dark greyish color called putty, and white. I worked on this one while we visited and I got the beanie part finished on the drive home the next day. I was tired when we got home road trips do that to me.So I put the flaps and ties on the following day.

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The Stats for the Ear Flap Hat

Project Name: Purple Pink and Mulberry Mix Ear Flap Hat
Pattern Used: Crochet Rainbow Ear Flap Hat by Amy Lehman from Crochet Jewel
Started on: 9 / 18/ 2016
Finished on: 9 / 20 / 2016
Hook Used: I/9 – 5.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet and Double crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver accent 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0550 Bright Orchid, 0575 Hyacinth, 0361 Putty
Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 3972 Mulberry Mix
Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0311 White
Measurements: Circumference of 21 inches. Crown to end of ear flap measures 10 inches when laid flat. Hat is 6 1/2 and ear flap is 3 1/2 inches.
Size Made: Teen

Two New Hats for Martin

Martin has been growing like a weed. I can’t believe he will be a year old next month. The time has just flown by.

He has out grown all his hats that I have made for him. I even made some that were 18 months to two-year sizes and they don’t fit. His heart hats and shamrock hat probably would still fit if I had not done the trim with two strands held together. I have a tighter grip when I crochet with two strands and that tends to make the edge not stretchy. I will have to get them and try to remedy that for him. In case you forgot what these hats looked like here they are again. The pattern for the heart hats is Bubblegum Heart Beanie or Emy’s Beanie by Amanda Evanson from MNE Crafts. At the time I made the blue heart hat I could not get the hang of how to do front post double crochet, so I just did it in double crochet, it made a very nice slouchie hat. The shamrock hat is also by Amanda Evanson

So with cooler temps and winter probably not far off. I made him two new hats in short order. They are both 3 year plus sizes pattern. I didn’t have time to borrow my son’s camera to take photos before giving Martin his hats.

The first hat was a Quick and Easy Chevron Hat by Kayla Scharmar from Pins’s Needles. I had done one in an adult version earlier. It was a very stretchy pattern so that is why I chose it for one of his new hats. Maybe, just maybe he will actually be able to wear it for a couple of years. I chose the colors 0971 Camouflage and 0254 Pumpkin  both are Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic 4 ply worsted weight yarn. The finished measurements were a circumference of 17 inches and a crown to edge measurement of 6 1/2 inches.

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The second hat was an ear flap hat. I chose this pattern by Amy Lehman of Crochet Jewel, because every kid should have at least one ear flap hat at some point. I have also used this pattern for an adult version. I used the colors 0387 Soft Navy and 0311 White both are Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight yarn. I did not get measurements of it. I finished crocheting it while I was fishing. My son-in-law stopped to see how the fishing was going so I gave it to him to take home. Update: Marty was wearing this when he came to Grandma’s house on Saturday(9-24-2016), so I was able to get some photos.

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