Last week, I shared how I creatively turned my mistake into a new style beanie. The only downside of the experience was that I had to devote additional time to start the search again. But the upside is that I didn’t stop the work since the final product wasn’t for the exact age group. It still made a good gift and I can happily gift to someone and so can you.
Yes, mistakes do pull us down. Afterall, every creation takes a lot of time, energy, effort, love and passion. And a small and silly mistake in these makes the effort go in vain and just adds to the anxiety. So, whenever I start to feel so I just leave the work at that point and take a break. This break can continue for the rest of the day, but it definitely is healthy.
Next morning, I get back to work with a fresh mind. If I get an idea, I start fresh especially when the delivery date is near, or I start looking for newer ideas online. Exploring the creative and talented world through the window of Pinterest gives me a fresh perspective and newer ideas on ways to think differently. Have you tried this? You should give a try…
I can say that unless the customer is specifically asking for a pattern, you can go as imaginative as you want. Who knows you might produce your best work!
Since my last beanie was a bottom-top approach, which gave me a wrong size. I didn’t take the risk to proceed with the similar approach again. I believe I am much comfortable with the top-bottom approach. Adding another row to increase the height is lesser risky than setting the base circumference.
In this process, I followed the top-bottom approach using Single crochet (SC) and Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC). The pattern is exactly the same as Men’s Black Reversible Beanie.
The yarn is completely different than the ones generally found in US Stores. I had to precautiously calculate and measure the hat circumference and size. Even as experienced crocheters we tend to miscalculate because we are comfortable with the certain thickness of the yarn.
I have added 2 rows of single crochet stitch (SC) at the end followed by Reverse Single Crochet (RSC) to give a soft nudge.
I added a pom-pom at the top to pop up the hat.
- The yarn is 4 ply yarn. Thus instead of going with 72 counts (which is general total counts for adults female), I measured and checked and did 84 count stitch.
- So, measure again and calculate again, if you are completely changing your comfort zone. I went from worsted weight (10ply) to sport (4ply) yarn.
- Almost a complete 50 gm yarn was consumed for pompom. Plan and buy your yarn accordingly. You might want to increase the count by 1 for pom-pom.
- Furthermore, the elasticity of the yarn impacts the sizing and count of stitches. If you are beginner then you might prefer checking after every 2 rows to see if the size is fitting or not.
- You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
- You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. There are different ways to create pom-pom.
- You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give cuteness to the hat.
- You can put fur edging or tassels to give a different touch.
Remember: do not over accessorise it. This takes away the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegant simplicity!!
In case, you are stuck at any stage or have any queries, kindly contact me.
Buff White Ribbed Beanie
- Select the yarn colour matching with your winter wear. Try out the Hat-Scarf combo, Hat-Gloves combo of the same pattern.
- Choose the contrast colours matching with your jacket.
- This beanie will pop with Blue, Beige, Light Grey Shades of jackets or trench coats.
- Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.
- Yarn: Oswal Yarn – Off cream / buff cream – 3 balls
- Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
- You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
- You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
- Crochet Hook: 5 mm
- Measuring Tape
- Stitch Markers: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags.
Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.
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