Crochet Cloche Hat Craft Fail

Now I have short hair, I can’t rely on my faithful pony-tail to keep my hair in order when I don’t have the time or energy to do my hair nicely. When I run out of time in the morning, what should I do? Throw on a cute crochet hat, of course. Mornings are getting cold now, so the added warmth is a win-win. In January, I rounded up my favourite stylish crochet hat patterns – something prettier than a beanie. The first hat that drew my attention was the 1920s crochet cloche hat from Hopefully Honey.

1920's Cloche Hat Crochet Pattern 3

I love the simple, stylish look, and it’s a free pattern!

I pulled out a 12-ply bulky yarn from Passioknit (that I bought at the supermarket one day – I can’t resist craft supplies wherever I am!), and got crocheting. The crown part of the hat crocheted up well, fitting my head nicely, but then things started to go wrong…

Crochet Cloche Hat Craft Fail (2)

The brim ended up with a wave in it, and it stands out more than it should. It looks more like a sunhat (for a little girl) than a cloche. Excuse the random threads – I was so disappointed I didn’t want to spend any more time on it, so didn’t weave in the ends.

Crochet Cloche Hat Craft Fail (1)

So what should I do? Would starching or stiffening the brim help? Should I unravel the brim and reduce the number of increases to get rid of the wave? Or try a different hook size?

Should I just give up, throw the thing away, and try a different pattern? Am I being too hard on myself, and it’s actually not that bad?

Crochet Cloche Hat Craft Fail (4)

It’s so disappointing when a project doesn’t turn out the way you’d like. All that time and effort wasted! At least the rosette turned out cute.

Crochet Cloche Hat Craft Fail (3)

What do you deal with craft fails?

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Crochet Terms -Abbreviations and Conversions

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Cross Stitch Fabric

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gathered quilt

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Tangled Yarn

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