When I finished the scarf, I noticed I I could probably get a hat out of what I had left. So, I did. Here is the Fishtail Hat!
The detail shot in the beginning of the post is actually from this hat. I got the pattern out a 2008 page-a-day calendar with knitting patterns. I got the collection at a creative reuse store. Some of the patterns are a little dated, but most of them are pretty timeless, and I only recently have been referring to the collection for inspiration. I sort of forgot about it, but rediscovered it when I was looking for something new to knit.
I don’t crochet much. I learned how to do the basics of it because some knitting patterns use it for edging and such. So, I learned.
I decided to crochet a hat earlier this week, and above I’m modeling the results. Eh, it looks ok, but nothing like the picture in the book I got the pattern out of. Well, more like a larger, more bowl-shaped version. Here’s the pattern I’m talking about on Ravelry.
To all you amazing crocheters out there, and I know you are, here are a few questions I have about crochet. If anyone could provide answers, perhaps I will be able to do better crochet work.
When you make your starting chain to begin a new row, you are supposed to skip a crochet post and work into the next one. Is the post directly below the new row chain, or, is the next one?
When measuring gauge for crochet, such eight chain stitches equals two inches on a size H needle, do you count the initial slipknot? How about the loop on the hook?
When a pattern says make a dc, for example, into the ch-3 below, but the previous row had no chain three, do they mean the chain in the beginning?
Any answers and beginner hat pattern suggestions would be most welcome. I can do a scarf, quite easily, I will say, but I would like to expand my crochet horizons. Help!
It’s not secret right now that I’m insanely into the comic book superhero Daredevil. It started with the Netflix show (which of course you need to watch). It just went wild from them. Of course my fandom was going to influence my knitting!
It turned out ok, in my opinion as the maker of this hat. The one horn turned out more teddy bear ear than horn. And I know Daredevil doesn’t have a tail, but I couldn’t resist the tail parts of the hat.
So, I’m considering this a prototype. Something to perfect. It didn’t take too long to knit, and only used two small skeins of two different red worsted weight yarn, size US 9 needles, as least for my gauge.
That’s my Daredevil hat. Have you ever knit something for a fandom? How did it turn out? Link me some photos!