As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been wanting to crochet lately. I found a bunch of free patterns on blogs and on Ravelry.com. After wading into the shallow end and making some easy double crochet dishcloths and a double crocheted cowl, I felt comfortable to move forward to something more difficult.
I made a very slouchy beanie. I don’t think the pattern (from VickieHowell for Caron on Ravelry) was meant to be this slouchy, but I wanted it that way. I have another slouchy beanie and I keep wishing it was slouchier.
This hat took quite a long time. I learned a new stitch, the puff stitch, and it’s not the fastest stitch. The yarn I used was Lion Brand Vanna’s Sequins in Moonstone. I used two whole skeins. I didn’t think I would have enough (although I had a third skein on hand if I needed it), but I was able to complete it with less than ten inches of yarn left. If I had followed the pattern exactly and not made it so slouchy, I think the two skeins would be plenty.
The sparkles are subtle and I like that. They weren’t hard to crochet with either. I definitely recommend this patter if you’re looking for a stylish slouchy beanie.