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Old School Beanie - Adults »
InstructionsRetro, classic, swag, throwback, old school - Whatever you call it, it's stylin. Inspired by the powder-heads of the 70's, this hat stands out in every crowd.
* This pattern involves ADVANCED colorwork. It can be made without the zig zag pattern, but please be aware that a unique grid system is used to create the clean lines and colors in this pattern. It is not the normal grid used ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Retro / Vintage, Outdoorsy, Funky
Worsted weight yarn; US G-7 / 4.50 mm crochet hook; Tapestry needle; Stitch Marker
What was your inspiration?
The old school, retro ski beanies. I LOVE them!
What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of the color design. I worked out a way (with the help of another crochet friend of mine!) to make stripes clean, and crisp. Most of the time, crochet color work is either slanted or messy looking. I use a different method of color work to push the boundaries!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This pattern involves an ADVANCED technique for the color work. It's not what you usually see in crochet and can be tricky. This would probably not be the best choice for your first ever crocheted hat. I'll help you in any way I can, but mostly it's a matter of re-training your eye and playing with my technique.