Ok, this hat is not really from Greece, but the yarn I used to make it is. I bought this yarn on the island of Crete. I was walking along downtown and found this wonderful yarn shop filled with the most gorgeous selection of yarn. Of course, I ran inside and bought several balls of wool. Love love love!!I have been waiting for the perfect time to start stitching it up. When my beautiful new hooks from The Left Hooker came in last week, I knew that the time had arrived. Only gorgeous yarn would be fitting for the first project with my handcrafted new hook!
I asked my kids for advice of what to make, but they were no help. I have a book called “Cool Crochet Crocheted Hats” by Linda Koop that I thought was “cool”, but they laughed at me and didn’t like any of the designs. Oh, were they wrong! Really, they have no vision at all!
I chose to make the cover hat and stitched ahead, knowing how great the end result would be.I had so much fun working with my new hook and my fantastic yarn from Greece. I mean really, just look at it. It is AWESOME !! The textured yarn just makes me smile:)I changed the connecting stitches to a fold over stitch that I learned on my Mandala Madness afghan. I used a different accent yarn here and on the bottom ruffle which resulted in loose, very pretty accent stitches.And a hat this pretty would not be complete without an accent flower! I looked through my yarn scraps and found a very small amount of left over burgundy/plum Lion brand yarn that was perfect.
I stitched up a pretty flower in no time at all that worked up like this:
Pretty and Easy Flower—
- Ch 4 and join in a circle.
- In circle- ch1, hdc, dc, hdc, ch1, slst , repeat 6 times to make 6 petals
- Turn over.
- On back, ch1, slst around middle dc of the first petal kind of in the middle of the stitch, ch2,slst around middle dc of next petal, repeat around all petals, ch1 and join to beginning ch.
- Turn flower back over.
- Slst in ch2 space, ch1, hdc, 3dc, hdc, ch1, slst. Repeat in each ch2 space around and finish off.
Easy! I then stitched each petal to my cool hat. I came up after each stitch and weaved my thread through the petals so it would not really show on the inside. Done!
I hope you have a super great day!