I made a couple of blue hats!
One for me, and one to sell. 🙂
What do you think?
Thank you for all of the wonderful compliments on my crocheted bin!
I called this an explanation, because, unfortunately, this is not a pattern.
I wish I had the exact pattern, but I just made it as I went along.
What I can tell you, is the basic idea of what I did:
I started with a magic ring.
After the ring, the whole thing was double crocheted.
For the next several rows I increased every other stitch until it looked flat enough (there was some shaping involved with my hands when it started to get curvy).
When it seemed flat, I increased every 3 stitches for a couple of rows, then every 5, then 7 etc. until I got it to the right size, while keeping it flat.
To make the sides I just kept crocheting around without increasing. It naturally formed the right shape when I stopped increasing, but it took a couple of rows to look like it was working.
I kept doing that all the way up, then finished and hid the tails.
Again, there was some manipulation and shaping with throughout the process. The sides also got a little wavy, and I needed to stretch and shape occasionally.
It was actually pretty simple. I didn’t use the best yarn, so this particular bin was more difficult than it should have been, but with the right yarn and hook it should be pretty easy.
I would suggest a bulkier yarn, and a medium to smaller hook to keep it tight (depending on what you want to put in your bin).
If you are a “stick to the pattern” type of person, I apologize. I’m not very good at sticking to patterns or, consequently, making patterns.
Please feel free to leave any questions you have in the comments.
I hope this is at least somewhat helpful!
You know how necessity is the mother of invention? Well, my fiance and I moved in to our rental house and realized that it has very little storage. I didn’t realize how expensive storage bins can be! One new basket or bin usually costs at least $15, and we need at least 15 to store everything. Buying all of those at full price would be ridiculous, so we’ve been getting creative.
Since I learned how to start circle crocheting projects this week, I decided I’d try for a storage bin.
This one is very small, it’s 5″ in diameter, is and is approximately 8″ tall, but it will be handy for something!
I’m still thinking of adding little leather handles, and I will be starching it, so I guess it’s not completely done, but I was too excited about how it turned out to not share the photos!
Just a quick update.
I crocheted my very first hat… or really anything circular in crocheting. It is a slouchy beanie.
I would give you the pattern, but I genuinely don’t remember what I did. I will be trying to re-create it this week… so we’ll see!
It turned out pretty well for a first attempt/making it up as I went along.
The only thing I had to look up was how to start a circle. I looked it up on YouTube, and found some great tutorials.
Here is what I came up with (sorry for the webcam photo!):
I’ve worn it almost every day since I made it (because I’m a dork like that), and it has only stretched a tiny bit. I’m pretty pleased with it.
Let me know what you think!
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So, this is what my mother titled our move from Chicago to Oregon: “The Great Oregon Trail Adventure”. Oh it was indeed an adventure. We made it through 80 mph winds, flooding, and hail (not all in the same town), and stayed in a not-so-great motel, but we made it here safe, and alive. We […]