I worked feverishly yesterday to finish a hat for my brother...he rides a bike and wears all sorts of warm things which still allow him to ride and have good movement. I thought a nice warm hat to cover the cover-up might be just the ticket. I decided to make it a little denser, since crochet can be a bit airy. I used wool, and single crocheted the crown, then used a half-double to give it a bit more stretch when I switched to the dusty green. Back to the cream and the single crochet for about three or four rows, and then tried a new stitch. It is a raised post, or relief stitch, using double and treble crochet. I used a 3 cm. crochet hook to help with the density. Then when I made it to the edge I went back to single crochet except only in the front loop...then double crocheted one row in the back loop, then two more rows done regularly. I folded it over (with the front loop from the first double crochet row as the bottom guide) and stitched it inside so it would give him a bit more warmth around the ears. What do you think?
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