January 27, 2011

Seaman Cap

Back in December MG asked me to make him a hat... we searched for patterns and went to buy together the yarn that he choose. He wanted a Seaman Cap and we found this pattern by Beth Hall at Ravelry.
It took me a long time to finish it, I don't know why but my guessing is that the brim was what made me slower in this project. It's all made of slip stitches and they were a bit tight so it cost me a bit to put the hook through.

But finally I finished it, like two weeks ago and until today I remembered to took a picture of it before MG went to work. He had been using it very happy and as he just cut his hair really short it helps to keep him warm because the fabric on the hat is thick and dense, specially the brim.
Here a picture!
I added a round of sc at the end of the brim to make it more even... I think it didn't work great but he doesn't notice those details!!
I love the texture and the closed and thick fabric of this hat, it makes me think that is knitted and it's all crocheted!

Changing subjects::: progress on my scale bag!
I worked yesterday on it and I acheived what you can see in the above picture... today I added like 4 more scales rows while waiting for MG at the dentist office. On that picture it measured 10x7 in, now it's probably 10x9 or so... I'm not sure what size I'll make it, but since I don't have a lot of yarn left in the ball I'm using,  I think I'll just work with it until it's over and then I'd say that's a good size.
I'm totally loving it!!!! it's fun to make, the texture looks and feels great and I am loving more and more the color, which I thought I wouldn't...
Close up!!!
Don't you love it????

I've been peeking into knooking too!!! it's knitting with a hook!

See you soon!


  1. I love that scale pattern, it's going to look amazing when it's finished. I wish I were better at knitting but I don't think that will ever happen :)

  2. Hi Shanti, I love your hat! I also make a very similar hat of my own crochet design, I will have to make a new one and take a photo of it. It's definitely for boys - very masculine. I've made them for my little grandsons. I can't wait to see how your "scale" bag comes out! Fun!

    Hugs, Teresa

  3. Love the hat and the bag. Can't wait to see the bag when it is finished! ♥

  4. Hi Shanti,

    I love the bag already - can't wait to see it! The hat turned out great too!

    I added a follow-button to my blog today, I didn't have one earlier :O

    So: welcome!

    Happy weekend!


  5. Beth's cap is fun to crochet - however, it is *very* important to do so loosely. The cap is good for females, too - depending on the color of yarn used. I also find it important to keep track row by row to avoid missing a row, which would change the sizing.


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