Saturday, June 19, 2010

Two Berry Pink Hats

I bought 5 balls of this 'Berry Mix' Lincraft DK wool last year for my birthday, thinking I might make a simple rug with it, but of course that hasn't happened! This is my post for this week's Pink Saturday blog party hosted by Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound.

I made this flower hat one evening while watching some television, the final episodes of Bones and Castle to be exact! I call this hat a 'flower' hat because I started it off with a small 6 petal flower. Each petal is a cluster of 3 trebles all pulled together in one stitch, each petal is then separated by 3 chains. Then I work out in flat rounds, increasing slightly each round until it was just slightly smaller than my out-stretched hand. Then I used the shell pattern down the sides as I did with my wine coloured beanie. This pattern usually makes hats smaller so I was careful to make sure this hat would fit an adult.

This is now the 3rd rose I've made like this to make into a detachable brooch to go with the hat. I still had to refer to Rachel's pattern at Crochet Spot as I haven't yet memorised it. I highly recommend Rachel's website if you are in need of some crochet patterns, its very nicely set out. Just remember her patterns are in American crochet, not English. The cost of the wool I used for this hat and matching brooch was less than $2, and I used a 4mm hook.

Using the same wool I also made a hip-hop cap following the pattern in the Crochet 08/09 booklet from Lincraft. I didn't check the gauge so that might be why this hat turned out a bit on the big side, although I'm not sure if it's meant to be like that! It didn't take me long and I whipped it up in about 3 or 4 hours while we watching tv and David was cooking.

I hope you like seeing two more of my hats, this time they are Berry Pink! And be sure to check out other pinks at this week's Pink Saturday blog party @ How Sweet the Sound!


Some selected highlights from this week's party


  1. That is a nice pink Saturday post !
    Love ♥RINI♥

  2. OH my..these are gorgeous..fabulous work! yay! and the colors..fantastic and vibrant!

  3. What neat hat, and they are PINK! Yea! Love a pink hat. It's a lot like a cupcake... fun and delicious.

    My sister does crochet, and I know the amount of work that goes into a creation like that. Great job!

    Happy Pink Saturday to you...


    Sheila :-)

  4. So cute and love the berry color. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  5. Oh these are so cute! I love the flower on them!
    Happy PS!

  6. Happy Pink Saturday to you! Thank you for visiting me today. I love your Berry Pink Hats! They're gorgeous! And thank you for the link!!!! Pam

  7. Love your berry hats! My daughter makes hats and those colors would look fantastic on her! I might just have to join in!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  8. I love the colors! Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. You're a very talented stitcher!

  10. hi teena! thanks for becoming a follower of "cottage romance"! i appreciate taking the time to visit! when i was engaged my husbands grandma gave me a barbie bride with a crocheted wedding dress! so this post hit home for me-too funny! i did giggle!


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