Over summer vacation last year, I carried with me a bag of miscellaneous, brightly colored, craft floss (which is like embroidery floss, but it doesn’t separate into strands) and an assortment of crochet hooks. I had no actual craft in mind, but it was mobile, easy to stick in my purse during our travels, and I knew I could keep myself busy with it.
I started off crocheting a rectangular ‘doodle’, but at some point Honor told me that she wanted a hat. That request eventually evolved into a hat with flowers or ‘those poofy things’ on top (pom-poms). I unraveled the rectangular thingy, then started again in a circular manner. One string knotted to the next as the floss was slippery and I felt that without knots, it would fall apart. Random color order. Single crochet. I increased stitch amounts, keeping it flat, until I reached a good size for the top of the hat, then kept it at that circumference until it looked deep enough (Honor tried it on here and there), then I increased stitches to double, in one round, which made for a ruffle-y, floppy brim, and then I crocheted that for a couple of inches and finished off.
The flower trim I made up as I went. Sorry. No notes. I could try to write something up if someone is really interested, but it might be best if you made up our own, or found a book with thread crochet motifs.
I didn’t work on this little project regularly. It was a ‘keep my hands busy’ project that I could carry with me and work on a little at a time, so, a little at a time, I finally got it done! I think it turned out very cute, not as cute as the girl wearing it, but cute.
And to model her new hat, Miss Honor!