Saturday, February 6, 2010

The WaoHana Project: O-Hana's Sunny Beret: COMPLETE!

This is the second of the two hats I'm making for The WaoHana Project, both intended for giving to Hanafusa Mari. And with the second hat completed, I'm now officially halfway through; now it's time to get started on that seven-foot-long Experiment 626 scarf!

The pattern for this one is Crocheted Cap/Beret by Ed Barrall II. As the pictures will make clear, I decided to make the beret version, so there is no brim on this hat.

Photos ahoy!

This is the beret early on, so the pattern of spirals is not yet very obvious. The nice thing about this hat is that it requires knowledge of only a handful of basic crochet stitches: chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet - plus a variation on that last one, front post double crochet. This project is ideal for beginners as a first try at making crochet hats.

I've just finished making this beret, and here is the picture of the "inner" side. Again, please excuse the yarn ends - they'll be dealt with after I wash the two completed hats tonight.

And now here is the pattern in the project: a twelve-ray spiral from the center, and scalloping around the edges. This is a very pretty project and I recommend it to everyone!

*whew* Next? (LONG scarf is really intended to be long!)

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