Waaaaaay back in 2009, I finally learned how to crochet. I made a hat for Mr SBC, and my FIL loved it and asked if I’d make him one. I think these hats were my third and fourth crochet projects respectively. They were very early attempts when I did not understand gauge, using the proper hook size (I remember using an H hook for the pattern when I believe a J or K hook was called for because the H hook was pink and my favorite color ), and yarn weight.
I took my FIL to the store and he picked out a red he really liked, and I made his hat. It never fit quite right, but he would never let me make him a new hat. He loved that beanie I made him.
This year he finally wore that hat to death. It has a hole and is unraveling. He sounded so sad about it on the phone tonight. So what did I do? I whipped up a hat for him! I think I’ll make one more that’s a little more plain for him (or maybe add his radio call sign!) and send both. But here’s the one I made tonight:
It fits a little loose on my head and too snug on Mr SBCs (he has a ginormous melon), so hopefully it will fit his dad’s head.
I used this pattern.
Ooooh, it’s so pretty! I love that it has a pattern even in its simplicity! I’m sure he’ll love it
It’s gorgeous! To me, it’s definitely not plain, with the alternating bands of stitches and such a rich colour.
Awesome! I love the texture on it.
Cool (umm, warm) hat!
And how great is it that your work is appreciated and well loved.
Love the hat…and the fact that it is so loved that the wearer wants/needs another!
It’s hard to imagine a time that you had to learn to crochet! I love the story and what a nice new hat.
It’s awesome when you make something for someone who appreciates it! The hat is great.
That is such a nice looking hat. Way to rock all the best parts of crochet.
Nice pattern, and a great-looking hat! Hope he’ll wear this one to death, too.
I love this story! I actually got a little misty reading it, if I’m being honest.
He will love the heck out of this new hat, too!
How awesome the first one you made was worn to the point of unraveling! That’s a yarn-worthy person, right there. Love the replacement hat. Great texture in the variety of stitches.