This may be the last winter hat I try to make for a while; I do crochet tight but even when I change hooks accordingly and manage to match the gauge most of my hats fit too snug. (Fine by me, I’ve never been a hat person!) Here’s to hoping they all stretch over time. (Mom, next time you add to your wish list for me, just pick something besides a hat….)
Another Lion Brand pattern, crocheted in Homespun. Homespun is an acrylic yarn that comes in a range of colors that LB calls “painterly stripes” because they create projects with subtle stripes in them. It feels and looks beautiful when finished but is a PAIN to work with. Read some comments on the yarn by Ravelry users, including me, here. I found one user’s comment to feel your stitches to be incredibly helpful, as was another’s comment to work slowly. Both techniques kept my cursing to a minimum, and I do think this little project and the patience and care required did improve my crocheting technique. That said, I’m not eager to work with this yarn again!