I have 3 daughters, all of which have long hair. When they wear their hats, they are always having to fashion their hair around them. As a crocheting mom I thought, why not fashion the hat around their hair? I went looking for a pattern for a ponytail hat. I found a couple, but was not real thrilled with them. So, I created my own pattern! This is a 3 in 1 hat... it can be worn with the hair down as a regular beanie. You can also pull your hair through the top, and tie the pull strings into a bow around your ponytail. Last, you can loosen the top, pull the hat down down over your head, tie a bow with the pull strings and wear it as a cowl scarf. One hat... so many ways to wear it!
I am an avid crocheter! How did I learn? Well, my mom and nana crocheted, and when I was about 13 yrs old, I told them I wanted to learn. My mother, who was left handed told me it would be easier ...
I am an avid crocheter! How did I learn? Well, my mom and nana crocheted, and when I was about 13 yrs old, I told them I wanted to learn. My mother, who was left handed told me it would be easier for me to learn the basics from my nana and that she would teach me the rest and how to read patterns. It was a little difficult at the time for me to understand how my nana was going to teach me... you see, she was blind! Nonetheless, she told me to bring her some yarn and a hook... and we got started!
Once I learned the basics, I then went to my mom who taught me stitches and how to read a pattern. Some times when she was showing me a specific thing, I would sit facing her, as if looking in a mirror. That is how we defeated the right hand, left hand issue!
I now have three daughters of my own... the 16 year old and the 14 year old know how to crochet... I am in the process of teaching little things here and there to my 5 year old to get her ready, as she is already telling me she wants to crochet! I love that craft and traditions are passed on!