Another busy week with only a hat to show for my crocheting efforts. But what a cute hat it is!
My first Delaney Hat:
I say "first" 'cuz it's definitely not my last. I'm just showing you the top because that's what's so cute about this hat. The pattern is super simple, but there's a trick to getting tight curly curlicues. You need to crochet under just one strand of yarn. It's easy once you figure that out, but I started this thing several times with unsatisfactory curlicues before I finally went looking for a YouTube video demonstrating how to make them. It was a lightbulb moment, and the hat was simple and fast after that. Another thing is, if you want a cuff on the bottom, I'm pretty sure this needs to be made a little longer than following the pattern will give you. This first one I made looks fine as is, but I think the next ones I make will be a tad longer so a cuff is an option. I hope to make some more of these for little girl gifts. This one is made with Vanna's Choice in Rose Mist. I have some Red Heart Gumdrop yarn waiting in the wings for my next ones.
To see what other Year of Projects participants are up to, check out this week's thread on Ravelry.