Crochet - Hats, Hats and more Hats
05Nov

Crochet - Hats, Hats and more Hats

We actually had some snow over the weekend, not enough to get excited about but enough to remind me that winter is fast approaching. This time of year I always end up crocheting hats for myself, friends and family so I thought I would share some of the patterns I have been enjoying...

...I love making hats, they can be worked up quickly and you are left with something that (hopefully) looks great and keeps you warm.  I've picked 3 of my favourites to feature here and I love them all for different reasons. I didn't use any fancy yarn just bits I had already, so for very little cost I now have 3 new hats to last the winter - that should be enough!

I have included all the links to patterns/publications under the photos of each hat.

The first hat I made was a granny beret this is a FREE pattern from Red Heart:

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I love this pattern, it's very simple and makes a nice slouchy beret which is the kind of hat I usually gravitate towards. I used an acrylic/wool mix aran yarn and as I loved the colour used in the pattern picture I tried to find something similar in my stash. It's probably not the warmest hat I've made with all those granny holes but I know I'll wear it a lot!

The pattern can be found here.

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The second hat is from the very talented Kat Goldin from Slugs on the Refridgerator. I fell in love with this hat the moment I saw it featured on Kat's blog a few months back and knew I'd have to purchase it and have a go:

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Gaahh look at it, it's just gorgeous! I nearly made my fingers bleed I was in such a rush to finish this and once I had I wore it on my head for a whole day!

This hat can be worn as a beanie or made bigger to make a more slouchy hat, which I did as I don't like to wear my hats over my forehead. The pattern did call for a lot of concentration and I noticed as I was half way though that I had misplaced a few stitches but it was quite forgiving and you don't really notice. Again I used a acyrlic/wool mix in aran weight, this was actually a huge ball that I bought from Aldi last winter!

The pattern is called Goldenrod and can be purchased in PDF form for £2 from Kat's website here.

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The final hat I have to show is from the book Crochet Boutique by Rachael Oglesby. I reviewed Rachael's book here a few months ago and this was one of the patterns that I immediately knew I would be making:

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Mmmm I love this hat too, I love bobbles, although every time I wear this I have trouble keeping my hands off my head! This is a similar style to the first hat, the pattern was simple and it worked up very fast. I used a 100% acrylic aran yarn for this hat so it's not as soft as the others but that's ok.

Rachael Oglesby's Crochet Boutique can be found on Amazon

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So there we are, a hat for every occasion! Please remember, if you make hats to sell to make sure you have the designers permission to do so. These details are usually found on the patterns themselves but if you are unsure you can always email the designer to check.

Do you have a favourite hat pattern, if so I'd love to see them?

Bye for now. Em xx

 

 

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Comments (12)

  • Nat @ Made in Home

    Nat @ Made in Home

    06 November 2012 at 08:51 |
    Oh I love then all! The second one is really beautiful! Just made a beanie hat ( knitted though) a Veera Valimaki pattern - contemporary - and I love it. But it will need to go on your forehead, so not sure you will like it..
    Www.made-inhome.blogspot.com
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 November 2012 at 14:37 |
      Thank you for your comment, I popped over to your blog and your hat is gorgeous - I'm really wishing I could knit right now! I love the yarn you picked too. Em xx
  • yoojin

    yoojin

    06 November 2012 at 09:44 |
    Lovely hats!! I especially like the second one! :) I also made a hat last year, but I knitted it.

    Best wishes, Yoojin
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 November 2012 at 14:34 |
      Thank you, the second hat is the one I've reached for the most, it's a fabulous pattern - I Keep telling myself I'll learn to knit, I will one day. Em xx
  • Ana

    Ana

    06 November 2012 at 09:52 |
    Emma, I think this is one of my 3 favourite’s posts you made so far :))
    I’m in love with the first one and the third, so I’m going to make the first one (since is free) and ask Santa the book to make the other one ;)) hihih
    Beautiful, beautiful post :)
    Kiss kiss
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 November 2012 at 14:31 |
      Thank you Ana, you are very kind (as always) I think I will be putting some pattern requests to Santa this year too. Em xx
  • Barnicles

    Barnicles

    06 November 2012 at 10:01 |
    Great post :) I'm definitely going to try out that first one!

    This ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urban-jungle-crocheted-slouchy-beanie)

    is my fave crochet hat pattern! it uses puff stitch which is labour intensive but its got a great way of doing the edge to look similar to rib in knit!

    Barnicles
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      06 November 2012 at 14:28 |
      Ooh thank you for the link, I've just had a peek and it is indeed lovely - I may have room for a 4th hat! Em xx
  • Bruna

    Bruna

    06 November 2012 at 23:49 |
    I loved the second and the third! Your post made me want to start one of them right now :) And I live in Brazil, where is pretty hot at this moment :)
    Best wishes,
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      07 November 2012 at 14:28 |
      Ahhh Thank you - I love hats but I do miss the sun! :)) Em xx
  • barny

    barny

    07 November 2012 at 12:19 |
    I would totally recommend doing the rim, edge, what is the word? Then you can use any stitch you want. I love crochet stitch but totally prefer the edge on knitting rib hats. best of both worlds!

    Barnicles
  • knitnrun

    knitnrun

    08 November 2012 at 10:27 |
    Hmmm may well have to get into wearing hats - you make them look so great :)

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