|Crocheted Newsboy Cap|
I had no pattern. I watched several videos on YouTube of different styles of
hats being crocheted and picked up the techniques I needed--increasing and decreasing stitches, making bills etc. Then I Googled Newsboy Cap and feasted my eyes on the images. Then I started working the round, increasing steadily until it was about eight or so inches across or 23 inches in diameter. The first tine I reached the 6 inch mark I found it bunching up and ended up taking it all the way out and starting over.
After that I worked it like a sculpture. I knew the shape I wanted and guestimated where and how many increases and decreases were needed. There was bit of taking work out that didn't look like what I was aiming at but not nearly as much as I expected.
I tried it on in front of a mirror at the end of every round once the 'sculpting began. That helped me guesstimate better with fewer fewer 'missunderguestimating.
It grew on me so that I now want to make one for myself.
shhh but I'm hoping to hand this to him in person on V-Day.
Crown him with my love.
I poured my love into every stitch.
And not a few tears.
Hoping he doesn't hand it back...
19 days... :(