Matching Crochet Hats

Crochet is a hobby I picked up, because it gave me something to do while I watched TV, and I could try and justify that I wasn't wasting my time...TRY is the key word.

My first Crochet project was matching hats for the family, a complete necessity for family pictures for our christmas card!

The pattern is really easy for those who know crochet. (For those of you who have never crocheted before, this will be way to confusing...)

Chain 8 and then slip stitch into the first loop of the chain to make a circle
chain 2 and then fill the circle with double crochet's ending with a slip stitch
Next row chain two and double crochet 2 in every hole, with a slip stitch at the end
Next row chain two and double crochet 2 in the 1st hole, 1 in the next, then 2, then 1... end ss
" " dc 2 in the first hole, 1 in the next, then 1, 2,1,1,2,1,1,2,1,1 " "
so this row the pattern is 2,1,1,1,2,1,1,1 and every row you keep adding 1 until it is wide enough
Now to make in long, stitch 1 double crochet for the rest of the rows until it is long enough.
Then I just winged the ears, and finished it with a single crochet around the whole bottom, including the ears. At the end of the ears I strung some yarn through, braided it, and tied a knot in the bottom.

Our Christmas Cards turned out to be very cute, although I noticed we didn't pick any of the pictures with our matching hats! Don't worry it wasn't a complete waste, a winter hat never goes to waste during an Idaho Winter

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