It's been 2 weeks since I decided I wanted to teach myself to crochet and I've probably crocheted maybe 7 times. So how excited am I to show you my first hat? Now, if you are a seasoned crocheter, you will no doubt feel an urge to teach me about gauge....and darn it, it is really kicking my rear end. lol That hat was NOT supposed to be that big, but by the time I followed along with the You Tube video, that is how big mine was. lol So I had to add 2-3 addition double crochet decrease rows. (Doesn't that sound technical? lol)
Anyhoo...It doesn't look quite right so here are the photos of it laying flat. It could just be that my HUGE (and I mean HUGE, only wore the boys band helmets HUGE) head is too big or that I am just not a hat person (due to said HUGE head). But it is my favorite color and I just love it.
I think this is officially called a Crochet Kingston Cap.
|I don't think it is supposed to be so wavy - that is because my gauge on size is so off. lol|
OK now dear fellow crocheters...(is that the correct term?).....PLEASE will someone show me options on how to hold the yarn in the left hand to help with tension control? I have tried so many things. BTW, I hold the hook like a butter knife - tried so hard to hold it the other cradled way but cannot. But what works for you on tension? Any videos you can direct me to? I'm a visual gal.
The You Tube video I followed was this one:
I may be linking to THESE parties.