Skull cap hat

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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