The Tori Hat

This hat is named for my niece, Tori, because it is her design 100%. She's a freshman in high school and recently asked me to make her a hat for Christmas. She had quite a few things that she was particular about (style, colors, striping, the pom-pom, hat thickness, etc). This is what I came up with:

The pom-pom is quite inventive, I think. She wanted it to hang so it flopped around when she moved her head.
Tha hat uses a variety of acrylic yarns (RH Soft and the purple is Bernat Satin I believe). The red, teal and oatmeal are Paton's wool. It's a great scrap project. I chose to make one color dominant because the striping in the earflaps would just be a pain. There are 10 colors altogether. The top starts off with 3 rounds of purple, and then every 4th stripe is purple. The earfaps are then all purple as well. I doubled the yarn together for thickness and used a 9 mm hook. I started off using 8 but it was too stiff, and I wanted it to be very soft and smooshy. I may just have to write up a pattern for this. I think it's adorable!
I still have gads of yarn left in these colors and am tempted to make a few more until I use up the yarn, and sell them on Etsy.


Deneen said...
Tuesday, 16 December, 2008

I love it-it's fabulous, how far you have come from using one hook size, eh?

andy said...
Wednesday, 17 December, 2008

this hat is ADORABLE!!!! i've never attempted to crochet a

i envy that hat soo much though! good job! :)

Darcie said...
Thursday, 18 December, 2008

The Tori Hat is sa-weet!!! Props to both you and Tori. I LOVE the little pom-pom! I may have to take your lead and use that in a hat/s that I'm wanting to make after Christmas. Love the colorway too!

The Tori Hat will be an Etsy success for sure!

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