Random crocheting continues. I decided that I needed to move on from crap nets and (steadily improving) slippers. I still have endless problems with counting rows, rounds increasing mysteriously by one stich and joins that look nearer to the San Andreas fault than a neat row of stitches. Ah well.
So, I thought "Beanie for me", did my usual thorough research on crochet patterns and with my usual precision found myself making a, er, Marguerite Beret. To be honest, I might have been influenced my Grandmother churning out slouchy hats for Daughters and the lovely looking triangular stitches. Anyway, tongue clamped firmly between my teeth I was soon twisting and turning the hook trying to work out "what the hell was a Marguerite stitch anyway?".
I slavishly followed the pattern with the usual disregard for common sense (I never have any idea what these things are going to look like). I had to return to the shop for wool (there is about £15 of wool in this hat!) since I had initially bought the wool for some slippers for Wife and not to make a giant hat.
All seemed to go swimmingly, although it did seem to be a little elongated. I couldn't tell if this was by design or incompetence. I had the usual issues with joining and counting.
The hat should have looked like this (note how flat it is at the top, I did not realise this until comparing the hats):
|How it should be!|
|This view is the best :)|
|Slightly self conscious|
|Not convinced this looks cool!|
|This look is not so bad|
I guess I will just keep trying when the whim takes me, but I am not convinced I will crack this. Eldest much prefers the hair down look, though you see people with hair up in the hat a far bit. Maybe they have dreadlocks?
I found some earlier photos where it looks better, but still can't for the life of me work out why it has the crazy point?
|The mad bishop look|