Just reading a recent post from A Creative Being called First Love (the first ever thing crochet by wink).
Wink asks to share the first thing we ever crocheted...and that got me inspired to share my first ever crochet hat....
This was crochet about 4 years ago, when I first started to crochet..with a big 10mm hook and some rope (my hubby's idea, he wanted to see how the stitches were made so he can incorporate them into making a solid wall...or something like that. But i took it from there to learn crochet)...so I can see the stitches and how they are constructed...well that did not go to plan...according to a book and single crochet stitch....stuck half way.....
Anyways from what I remember I learnt crochet through YouTube with the lovely Teresa (Crochet Geek).
From what I remember, the first thing that I crochet was probable a single crochet square, very wonky, not sure where that is.
I always wanted a warm hat but could not find one in the shops that I liked....i think I found this beanie/hat pattern on the web somewhere ( a simple in the round, I would not know where the pattern is from)....I thought working in the round looked simple enough and the yarn was soft...I cannot stand wool too itchy. I think it was cotton A from Lincraft.
This pattern was confusing and I think you can see that it is the wrong way, the back of the stitches..I remember this got me so confused I could not tell the front from the back. I think the color was too bright so I tried to mask it with the stringy bits at the top...and later the embroidery flowers.
The hat does fit but i think I tried a few times to get the right number of stitches..
To this day I still wear this hat/beanie...and I think the stitches are so easy to be recognized the front and back.....makes me wonder what was so hard all those years ago. I have learnt and come so far and I can crochet anything..except jumpers which I love to learn some day.
I have made many hats and beanies ever since..I find a yarn that is cool in Spotlight or Lincraft and think this will make a great beanie and I dive into a pattern most of the time I stick to a simple in the round from Tereasa (I like her method of starting from top and increasing to the size of the top of the head and then just crocheting round, not joining, just in a spiral , until the length I want)....Simple and quick to crochet up within the day.
I have come a long way that I have knitted a cable hat which is my favorite and wear all the time...cables are so easy..I will have to try and crochet one,,,this one is in ravelry as well (Teal Cable Hat).. I can wear two ways, perfect fit and did I mention it is my first knitted cable hat. My own design too. I love to compromise..choose a stitch and a basic pattern and go for it..
This picture is true color of the hat..teal from soft acrylic yarn.
I also crochet a cable cover for a mobile phone.
And knitted one too...pattern is available on ravelry as a free download (Knitted Cable iPhone Cover)
Ok cool for now.....gosh so many designs and patterns to share....which I will do...share with you as the days come along I will post out a project that I have crochet or knitted over the years.
I also have a YouTube channel MonikaRoseCrochets which shares some of the things I love making and doing in life...there is a video on some of the crochet/knitted pillows I have made.
Well, time to go and crochet some more Octagons & Squares Afghan or the Overlay Mandala no4.
Ciao for now.....