Adore, Adore, Adore!

At my LYS, I saw one hank of Peace Fleece Yarn (in Blueberry Borscht) sitting in a basket.

I HAD to have it.

Why? I have no idea, I just knew it was mine!

I wound it and then struggled to find the right knit or crochet pattern that needed only one hank (approximately 200 yards).

I frogged many, many projects.

Then I stumbled upon Cre8tion Crochet’s Newsboy Slouch Hat.

Ding, ding, ding…we have a winner!

This is a great pattern, easy for a beginner crocheter.

Lorene has well written instructions and a photo tutorial.

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Using a 9mm crochet hook, you get nice detail by utilizing front post double crochet.

For my hat, I wanted less “slouch” so I chose to do only four repeats of Row 6.

I then switched to a 6.5mm hook for the brim and held 2 strands together.

I chose to break my yarn and slip stitch to begin the brim because I didn’t want my seam to be in the front of the hat.

I chose to repeat stitch instructions 1-6 twice (first row of brim stitches).

I’m glad another Ravelry member suggested this in her project notes, makes the brim depth perfect.

I then followed the remainder of the pattern.

I’m not a fan of myself in pictures, but you only get the true awesomeness of this hat when it is being worn.

So, Ta-Dahhhhhh!

My finished Newsboy Slouch Hat:

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I was worried that with glasses it would look like too much with the brim, but I think it works!

I have some yarn left over and debated a pompom, but I think it is better without.

Hopefully I have enough to make an ear warmer (maybe an Amazing Grace pattern) or maybe a flower to pin to a jacket.

Suggestions?

I love this hat!  I know, I’ll get a lot of use out of it!

Up next:

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  • Pompom Scarf
  • Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande
  • Color way: Blue Mix
  • 8mm needles

My SIL gifted me this yarn and I’m excited to finally be using it!

Have a good weekend!

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