Crochet For Men

So I recently had another family request! This time it was my granddad asking for a crocheted hat. I initially hit a blank wall, as all the designs I liked were knitted and under a short period of time with spring looming ahead of us, I was never going to have enough time to teach myself a whole new art.

So I was extremely great full when I stumbled across a dog tooth patterned skull cap hat. Being fitted and with such a chunky stripey pattern it really striked me as a manly hat for football enthusiasts.

So the pattern was found on this website:

http://www.elkstudiohandcraftedcrochetdesigns.com/2013/08/03/free-crochet-hounds-tooth-hat-pattern/

Its extremely descriptive and helpful and really made the pattern seem like childs play. This was what i was able to produce….

photo 3 (1)So the pattern for this again without taking credit or any page views away from the original website, is very similar to my last skull cap pattern. Whilst,the main base of the hat is made up of half double crochets which makes a lovely chunky, thick (non-holey) texture, the clever part is the dog tooth pattern. This includes simply changing colour and rotating between single crochets and double crochets and alternating this per row.

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A further technique that I explored was the reverse single crochet. It was recommended as it produces a twist rather than anything that might contribute to a girly frill. I personally loved this technique and will reproduce it again and again. The technique includes holding the crochet hook in its original right handed position (if you are right handed) and single crocheting left to right, rather than right to left. Easy peasy!

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So like what you see, check out the link!!

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8 comments

  1. I want to thank you for reading my blog post about yarn bombing. I appreciate you “liking” it as well.

    You blog is very nice. I am now following it. You did a great job on the hounds tooth check pattern. I really like the hat. I have this pattern in my pattern file.

    I think you would lkke mt other blog “Bagg Lady’s;Buzz” as well. The address is:
    http://raggz2baggz.com

    I look forward to reading your furure posts and I hope you enjoy the posts I have planned in the upcoming months.

    Ta Ta for now Cathy the Bagg Lady

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    1. Hi, I loved your post on yarn bombing! I lived in Edinburgh for four years and they yarn bomb the lamp posts every year for the festival. If only they kept it for the whole year as it sure brightened up the place! I’m hopefully following both your blogs now, so thank you for the link, its much appreciated! I’ll be keeping an eye out for your up coming posts!
      B X

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