Category: Hooking Blog
Lately all I’ve been really doing is making witch hats. Halloween is over yes but some people are witches all the time. I love it personally. A random witch hat will be my ‘wear a hat’ headwear of choice on Twitch too.
Speaking of, I tried out some minor tweaks on the pattern that I felt make not a lot of sense and it turned out fine. The hat pattern itself has color changes which, in my opinion and observation of the pattern, are pulled into the hat by back posting a chain 3 on the row that makes the ridge, then doing a second bpdc to form the first actual stitch.
Only, some rows have this when there is NO color change, and some rows do NOT do this when there is no color change. It made no sense to me. Since I only change color at the brim, and or at the edging, I decided to just ignore the double bpdc and you know what? It comes out just fine. In fact, better than fine because it’s much easier to count the rows when you don’t have this weird double in the first stitch thing going on.
Also, if I DO a color change in the middle of the hat, I don’t do it in the ridge row. I don’t like the color peeping through at the top. I do the bpdc row, then switch colors.
Anywho, I had wanted to do a hat like this for a while, so here is my ‘beach wave’ witch hat! Or Witch of the South Seas!
As I was making this hat I was thinking of the pink Mercy skin in Overwatch. She’s not the witch skin obviously but this would suit her colors. I also thought the butterfly buttons I got a while ago would make a cute accessory on it!
I’ve been trying to stock up my plain black hats but I also made a red variation. But I like to have fun and make some unique custom ones so I finished this one the other day, and it already sold! I’m getting into a pattern of making 2 to restock and 1 to make creative!
Michaels has been really low on one of my favorite yarns, Caron One Pound, so i tried Lion Brand Pound of Love. One Pound is 812 yards, Pound of Love is 1020 yards.
Pound of Love is a 4 but thinner than Caron One Pound. It’s more splitty too. In fact, Pound of Love in my opinion is like Caron Simply Soft without the sheen. I got a lovely shade of green and tried to hold it double-skein to make a witch hat but, it was too thin for that. It was just as much as the One Pound but I had a coupon to make it about 5 bucks. Not sure I would use it again though, I’m sure the reason the yardage is about 200 more is because it’s just so thin.
I think I may try more Red Heart Super Saver because they have a lot of colors and it worked so well with the pumpkin witch hat.
I made two black witch hats, then with the remaining black yarn, wove in some of the Galaxy wool yarn in to make this one, which came out really nice! It also sold the next day I posted it. I really love how it finished.