A few days ago I made a corespun, then coiled yarn, of merino bamboo blend in rainbow colours. I thought it was quite a pretty yarn, and wanted to crochet something with it! This is what I came up with.
So my crochet skills are not megalithic, but I figured out I could start with a chain circle, which I crocheted into enough times to make an approximate circle, then I just kept adding rows of treble crochet (I think!) and in each row crocheting three into every other stich with a chain between the groups of trebles, so it turned into a nice flat saucer! I occasionally did a row of single crochet too, for variety.. Then I started reducing, crocheting into every other stitch, until it fit my head! At that point I did a part row, about half way around, then turned and did the next row over that, reducing again in places to make a kind of ‘peak’. It might not have been completely successful! But it sits on the head comfortably, and it has a nice open weave look to it that I like, showing off the colours just fine.
I had my daughter model it for me, she is lucky to be able to wear pretty much any kind of hat. Me, I dont suit hats, but I do like to wear them too 🙂