Free Gumdrop Slouchy Hat from »
InstructionsI added the hidden money pocket on the back center under side. I also made a wider (1") front-post half-double crochet ribbed band, which deviates from the original pattern.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Outdoorsy, Cute, Hipster, Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Funky, Classic, Whimsical, Mod, Casual
any worsted yarn -- this hat uses soft sparkly yarn
What was your inspiration?
A relative with a control freak husband who doesn't let her have her own money.
Pattern from: "Gleeful Things" lovely website with Julie's cool free crochet patterns. www.gleefulthings.com
What are you most proud of?
I love secret compartments and pockets. This can hold a spare key & money so you don't have to carry a wallet. Just don't forget you have money in it!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I used very soft yarn with subtle sparkle in it for a little more special gift. Softer yarn feels better, has less body and "slouches" better. Use cheaper "stiff" worsted for more body.