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.
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…
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.
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?
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.
What do you deal with craft fails?