Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern: Bistro Beanie

Stitch a comfy new accessory with the Bistro Beanie crochet pattern. Relax in style with this casual slouch hat. A hot cuppa and a good book are optional.

Stitch a comfy new accessory with the Bistro Beanie  crochet pattern. Relax in style with this casual slouch hat.  A hot cuppa and a good book are optional, but recommended. The hat is quick to make and the stitch pattern is simple, which makes this a great project for on-the-go crocheting. I also like to crochet while enjoying a good audiobook or TV show. It’s always nice to have a small project that doesn’t require your full attention, but is more than just row after row of nothing but single crochet. A richly colored yarn, like the Tosh Merino DK that … read more

Free Beginner Crochet Pattern: Just-Like-That Hat

The Just-Like-That Hat is a free crochet pattern using basic stitches. It's a great pattern for crocheting your first hat or for when you need a quick gift.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-follow pattern to crochet your first hat, look no further! The Just-Like-That Hat is a free crochet pattern that includes simple written instructions and uses very basic crochet stitches. This beanie pattern suited for all skill levels, so it’s great for when you want a quick and simple crochet project or a last-minute gift. The design uses bulky yarn, so you’ll have a cozy accessory in no time! Hat can be made in adult-size small or large, and you can easily add or subtract rows to get an even more personalized fit. Crochet it using one solid color, or get creative with stripes by … read more

Crochet Pattern: Ridges Slouch Hat

The Ridges Slouch Hat is crocheted using post stitches to create a ridged texture. Download the pattern for this relaxed-brim accessory.

The Ridges Slouch Hat is crocheted using post stitches to create a ridged texture. The relaxed brim style makes this a one-size-fits-most-adults accessory. You can also increase the number of rows before adding the brim for a roomier dreadlock tam. Download the pattern here. Pattern: Ridges Slouch Hat Designer: Jenn Wolfe Kaiser Source: Life Adorned read more

Experiments in Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry crochet is a technique where you use two or more yarns to create color patterns. I created a couple of hats while experimenting with the technique.

Tapestry crochet is a color working technique where you use two or more yarns at the same time to create color patterns and pictures in crochet. Very simple patterns as well as more complicated multicolored tapestries can be created with this technique. One yarn is worked while the other color is carried underneath the stitches. To change colors, you switch the working yarn with the carried yarn while completing the stitch before the color switch. Sounds confusing? It’s not at all! You can find plenty of tips at tapestrycrochet.com, which also has several free … read more