Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Visor Beenie Chrochet Cap.

Hi there! Remember this color? And this yarn?

I originally started out to make a knitted cap to match my knitted fingerless gloves, however, they all wanted to knit in the round, and I didn’t have the right sized needles for the patterns.

The bobby pin is my stitch/row marker.

I decided to search for crochet caps and found a free pattern here that seemed cute.  

Where the pattern starts to turn into a curved hat.

The hat done, except for the brim.

Starting the brim.

I mostly followed the pattern, but I lost track of my count and had a few extra stitches, so I made some illegal (read: made up my own stitch) decreases.

My big ole noggin.
It’s not perfect because the decreases made larger holes than I would have liked.  The pattern has you make two brims and stitch them together for strength and stability. I decided to only make one brim because it was stiff enough for my needs. We’ll see how it holds up!
Completed brim.

I'm also not savvy enough to change colors like the original one does, so mine is all one color.

You can see the brim has a little ridge- I like that part.
I really enjoyed this project and I was able to complete it in a night. My hubby was certainly impressed and likes it on me. 

Me, trying to be mysterious!

What do you think? Would you make one? 

I'll be linking up to several blog linkys and hops. Check them out here, and here.
My hubby's blog is here.

Song of the post: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat by Charles Mingus. Here is a version with him playing the bass.  I like this song when played by a tenor saxophone, so here is a nice rendition of it:


Helen's Decor said...

Yeah, I'm loving the cap! It's smashing on you! I'm from Debbie's Newbie Party!

Helen of Helen's Decor

Chavonne said...

Following from chicnsavvy's tuesday blog hop. :)

K-Koira said...

I'm certainly impressed. I can crochet in a super limited sense of being able to make a scarf or a belt. Anything more complicated than that starts confusing me.

Rachel said...

Cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your idea to use skeleton keys would be so adorable with the journal clasp!

I look forward to reading your blog :)

Christie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog is great! I'm your newest follower :)

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

Very cute!! What kind of yarn did you use? I love the color!!

Life Without Whiteout said...

Thank you sooo Much for stopping by...and being my newest follower :) Following back and stickin around to snoop :)

Stacey Donaldson said...

Great job! I have been trying to crochet the same blanket for over a year now. I'm such a slacker, but everytime I see someone else's creations, I get motivated to try again!

Thanks for the inspriation.

Stacey @ http://www.justsayitoldyouso.com

Sabina@Slip Stitches & More said...

Oh that looks so cute on you (I love the look so fashionable...and that's the great part about crochet, you can make illegal moves and still end up with an awesome project :)
Thanks for stopping by, I'm following back!

Hani@Craftionary said...

Hi there,
I love traveling around the world and watching different cultures and traditions.. I will follow you to keep updated about your life in south Africa.. :) Take care
I hope you keep coming to watch what I make
Take care

WordsAndPen said...

If only i know how to make one i'll make a bag for myself..*sighs* but i don't have artistic slant so I'll just keep coming back here and see your creations..lols

Smiles from,

Andy at wordsandpen.com

Peggy said...

Very cute hat. You did a super job. Thanks for showing where you got the pattern. I seen some cute hats but most are for babies. Im finishing up a scarf that is super easy. I'll post it in a couple days. see ya

kyna... said...

Super cute hat!

I can't wait to read more of your blog!

Following you now!


$uper $avin' Momma said...

New GFC Follower from Weekend Hoppers Blog Hop!

lilac_the_bunny said...

Super cute!
New follower from the Saturday Stalk! http://www.asthebunnyhops.com

Six Sisters said...

That is so cute! I LOVE that color! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-2.html

The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Cute! I'm a new follower from the Sunday Scoop Link Party.

I am in the process of teaching myself to crochet. So far, I'm having a lot of trouble keeping the look consistent and the jury's still out as to whether or not I'm doing the stitches right, but practice makes perfect, right? LOL

Love this post!

For Love of Cupcakes

Felicia @ All Things Fee said...

Very cute! I love finding crochet items in blogland (they seem few and far between sometimes!)

Would love for you to share at Calling all Crafters!

More Than A Mom said...

I think you did a wonderful job. I love the fresh citrus colour you chose too!

Visiting I {Heart} Nap Time.

More Than A Mom

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