About the pattern:
This is a very quick pattern to make and is a more open and lacy style hat. It uses what I call a V-stitch and they call a shell stitch (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet) to increase the circle. There are only has 16 rounds before you get to the band and brim. The band is single crochet, chain 1 around and the brim uses single crochet and half-double crochets to get the rounded shape.
How it went:
This was very easy to make. I used some pretty green sock weight yarn with no label from my stash for the hat and white for the pom-poms. I’m pretty sure the green yarn is wool. I think I finished it in two nights so just a few hours before the pom-poms.
The “pompons” were the most difficult thing to make on this. The directions have you use a piece of cardboard and I tried that but couldn’t get it to work right. Then I said, “Fork IT!” and used the fork method to make little pom-pom.
Mollie Makes has an excellent tutorial for little pom-poms if you’re wondering how make them.
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I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.