Saturday, April 10, 2010

Working on a New Baby Hat Pattern

These baby hats are the start of my next pattern. I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at the research and development stage of making a pattern. It, of course, starts with an idea. I wanted a baby hat with lots of texture. The hat on the left was the first one, I must have ripped out the first couple of rows of pattern a dozen times. Even so, when I finished it, I wasn't real happy with it. It just didn't "pop" the way I wanted it to. If you look at the one on the right you can see the "bubbles" are much more pronounced. But I am still not done. The way I started some of the rows is going to be hard to understand so I have an idea that I want to try in the next hat. I also want to try to change the spacing of the "bubbles" to see if it would look better. So that's at least one more hat and possibly two before I get it the way I want it.

So, that's the usual process, sometimes it comes out the way I want it on the first try but that is rare. Both of the hats I made are good hats, they'll be donated to some organization soon, but they weren't what I was trying for. So I'll be posting the pattern someday when I'm happy with it. I also have a couple of adult hat patterns I'm working on, but I'm not having a lot of luck with them.


Anonymous said...

They are beautiful. Do you have any easy resources, links, to adding beads to a crochet hat? I found a few on You Tube. Is that all there is? Thanks, Alma

Doris Sturm said...

Looks like you're off to a good start. I don't write patterns, I just crochet and sometimes use other people's patterns.

Have a wonderful day and I'm sure the patterns will turn out great:-)

Kind Regards,

Marie said...

Great job...Hilary has begun experimenting with patterns too....she is creative much like her cousin...and so NOT like her mom....LOL