The texture of this adorable hat reminds me of a snowball. Would make a cute photography prop for any winter setting. Matching leg warmer pattern coming soon. The texture is unlike any textured patterns I've ever seen sold here on Etsy or other pattern sites. It can be a challenge for some to complete certain rounds so, I have included detailed photos about where to place particular stitches in order to achieve this beautiful texture. If you're up to a challenge, you will love this hat as much as I do. Skill level: Intermediate to experienced. Skill levels explained: BEGINNER: Projects for first-time crocheters using basic stitches. Minimal shaping. EASY: Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing. INTERMEDIATE: Projects using a variety of techniques, such as basic lace patterns or color patterns, mid-level shaping and finishing. EXPERIENCED: Projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques and dimension, such as non-repeating patterns, multi-color techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping and refined finishing. Sizes included: Newborn to adult. Stitches you need to know are chain, single crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet, slip stitch, and basic knowledge of US crochet terms such as changing yarn colors, increasing stitches, weaving in yarn ends, etc. Materials needed: Worsted weight yarn and crochet hook size needed to obtain correct gauge, stitch marker, yarn needle, and as many buttons as you wish to add. This pattern is MY original design. Distribution of MY pattern is strictly prohibited. Feel free to sell items made from this pattern, but please give credit to my Etsy shop as the designer. www.lbeen.etsy.com Find and "like" me on Facebook, The Crafty Ladybug, for periodic specials and giveaways! Photo credits: Sherry Gagnon at www.sweetnessinsmyrna.etsy.com Catherine Vasquez at www.catvas.etsy.com
I absolutely love crafting, or maybe I should say cross-crafting!. At 9, my mother taught me how to crochet and sew. I thank her for teaching me that sitting in front of the television or some form of electronic device was a waste of valuable time when I could use my creative energy to bring joy to others through items that are handmade.
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