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This Thick Warm Crocheted Winter Hat lives up to it’s title.  With front post stitches for insulation, my brother loves how fast this hat warms his head.

I crocheted the Boy Beanie v2.0 for him, also using Red Heart Super Saver in paddy green, but it turned out too tight.  I was thinking of trying out the Husband Hat for him, but he requested a Cable Hat, like my gray one.

I really enjoy the Cable Hat pattern, but after making that hat several times over to get the right size, I had no desire to make another for a while.  The Thick Warm Crocheted Winter Hat pattern seemed like a good compromise.

This hat is my first with a brim and it looks very bulky in the picture.  When worn on an actual head instead of a yarn ball, the brim stretches out a bit more.   

In other news, I’m working on a new set of photos for the Through Any Window Baby Blanket tutorial.  Three rows were out of pattern order, so I’m re-photographing them.  The actual directions are correct, but just remember the color order is jumbled.  Also, I’m planning a new tutorial for a neat little crochet technique I came across on YouTube

Today is the third annual World Kidney Day!

      

*That’s cool* a random fact

One in nine US adults have chronic kidney disease.

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My Canon PowerShot A530 took a turn for the worst. While attempting to replace the batteries, I dropped my camera (again) and it broke. I was actually surprised, since this point-and-shoot model is really sturdy and has survived some pretty traumatic falls. This time the height of the plunge wasn’t astronomical, but the retractable lens took the brunt of the impact. Apparently, lenses are really integral to camera functions, so I’m dumb out of luck. A new camera is in the mail but, for now, I’m stuck sifting through my Flickr account for old project photos like this baby hat.

There’s no pattern for the newborn beanie since I just made it up as I went along. I used a partly filled party balloon and Bev’s sizing list to determine the number of increases. The hat is half double crocheted with a size G hook and a row cluster stitches. I used some scraps from my Grandma’s old wool stash so I don’t know the yarn brand. Most likely it’s virgin wool from the Mill End store, though.

This Boy Beanie v2.0 was made for my brother. Shh, I haven’t tucked in all the ends! The hat is a revised edition of the Boy Beanie published in Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Happy Hooker. I wasn’t impressed with how the pattern was written. For one, I was never sure which rows were meant to be made in the back loops only. Plus, there’s an odd ch 2 maneuver that I didn’t like since it made the seam stiff and shorter than the rest of the hat.

I do like the color changes and overall style of the hat, though. There’s not a lot of yarn required and with all the double crochet it takes very little time. And free is a very good price for a pattern.

My brother has requested a ‘less holey’ version that fits his head. He does have a big noggin so I can’t blame the pattern for the size issue. One of these days I’ll get around to making him a custom, single crochet version.

Another pattern pattern designed with guys in mind is The Husband Hat, available for free at Crafty Christina with a folded brim and minimal single color trim.

*That’s cool* a random fact

The first passengers to ride a hot air balloon were a sheep, a duck and a rooster in 1783 as a royal demonstration for the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

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