I decided to try my hand at crochet again.
Largely because of Pinterest, I must admit. I saw this one photo of a crocheted hat and thought, "I bet I could do that." Not that I was a master crocheter in my day or anything, but that crochet really isn't that hard. I mean, I learned when I was what, ten?
*Cough, cough* Mistake number one.
I ripped apart the first hat I started so many times. The nice thing about crochet at least, is that you don't waste materials with mistakes. You just pull the yarn apart and start over. I finally gave up on that hat and moved on to another one.
And another one.
Until finally I came upon a pattern (click for link) for this hat:
I ripped it apart a time or two - it didn't help that the pattern I used had errors - but finally got it figured out for the most part. I'm sure there are several mistakes in it, because I had the hardest time counting stitches, something I'm not very good at in the first place. In any case, I was mostly satisfied. I decided to try a different pattern (click for link).
This one was way easier. No fancy stitching, a spiral design, and - best of all - stitch count. A heartfelt thanks to the creator of this pattern for including stitch counts. For beginners like me, they're a life saver.
I think I'll make a hat for myself next.
Disclaimer: Patterns for the above hats belong to their individuals creators, as linked. I do not own, nor did I create, these patterns. Thanks to their creators for making them available.