2011/11/25

DIY: Slouchy Winter Hat (very warm)

[NOTE: If you live in Lithuania, and want me to make one like this for you just write a comment under this blog post and we'll make a deal about it. ;} ]

Another DIY blog post for all you crocheting lovers! ヾ(^∇^)
After I finished my new not-yet-shown-to-you-all warm cardigan I decided to take a break from crocheting or anything since I'm quite busy nowadays..buuuuuut..my boyfriend gave me an idea to make a winter hat. I, once again, gained inspiration and got so enthusiastic that I started searching for a pattern right away. I actually found a really nice slouchy hat pattern online here: http://www.caron.com/vickiehowell/patterns/urban_jungle/urban_jungle.html 
But once I started crocheting it, I saw that it's really..not winter hat at all. .-. It's full of holes and it's more like an accessory or a spring/autumn hat, not for keeping warmth.. (。・_・。)σ
I kept searching and searching but it was so useless that I ran out of patience. (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ So I opened my oldie book and searched for a good pattern myself! So this is what I got. You can actually say that it's my first work that I made just from my own head and inspiration! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Slouchy winter hat side view
(oh yeah, you can notice difference in this photo, I'm not blonde anymore, I'm actually a redhead now but flash makes my hair kinda brown. (>ω<*)ノノ)
Here's a pattern for this hat:

I also thought about those girls (or maybe boys? haha) who don't understand these kind of patterns so here are some explanations:


For the very start I just knitted a simple stripe about 53cm long and connected it to make it round. After that I started making pattern from above.
I kept repeating everything till the hat were about 28cm long.
For the ending I used advices from Vickie Howell's slouchy hat pattern.
Also, if you aren't sure how to make those puffs, please visit Vickie's pattern too. The only difference is that you need to make puffs from single crochets all around (as it is shown), not just from one single crochet. ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

Winter Slouchy hat back view

Winter Slouchy hat pattern close up

This hat is soooo warm!! It took me few minutes to take these photos while me wearing it but it made me sweat right away haha. ( ゚▽゚)
Well, it took me about 4 days to make it and I'm really happy with my finished work. I think it looks perfect, so my boyfriend does. (ノ´∀`*)ノ
Happy and warm winter! (─‿‿─)
P.S.: If you are having trouble seeing squares instead of cute emoticons, then please visit my older post and download Japanese fonts. Since most of the symbols I used are supported by them. ^-^