Today I have a super cute and warm hat pattern for you. As some of you may already know, if you’ve followed my blogging journey for a while, I live in Pennsylvania and holy moly, do we have some cold winters. I’m sure it’s nothing compared to those living north of here, but it’s still pretty frigid most of the winter. And being January, we’re in the thick of it with no sign of spring for a few more months.
Let me tell you, crocheting is certainly a useful skill up North. We never have too many hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters and blankets!
We got our first snowfall yesterday. It was beautiful and ominous at the same time.
It’s definitely time to start stocking up on the winter necessities once again and what a better place to start than with a beanie! I say you can never have too many winter hats and scarves!
My boys call my mom Mimi and even though I had never heard that name when I was a child, it seems to be quite popular for a grandmother’s name. I believe it started out as “Grammy”, but one of my twins changed it when he couldn’t say Grammy.
Mimi tries to make it to the boys sporting events and we’ve faced a wide variety of weather conditions here in PA while supporting the kids.
This past winter, I made quite a few winter hats and ear warmers like the Clusters and Stripes Ear Warmer Headband or the Jess Mess-y Bun Hat. Those kinds of projects are fun and fast and I liked giving them away as gifts.
I had been eyeing some yarn at the store, Caron Simply Soft Taupe, for a few weeks, never knowing just what I would do with it. One day, on a whim, two skeins ended up in my cart. It was just so pretty. The yarn actually sat in my stash for a few more weeks before I decided to do anything with it. Can anyone relate?
Finally, I’ve gotten a chance to work on the ear warmer headband that matches the Angled Clusters Scarf I made a few weeks ago! I’ve been so busy lately, but I managed to find an hour to crochet this little beauty!
When I crocheted the Jess Mess-y Bun Hat, I loved the cluster stitch and wanted to use it again and again and again. And I thought what if not everyone likes the ponytail hat? Or what about women with short hair?
I, myself, prefer the full hat without the hole for my hair to peek out. I’m the kind of woman that wears my hair in a ponytail most of the time because I’m too lazy to style it. (Truth bomb) LOL! So, that’s why I prefer a full hat like this Navy Clusters Hat.
I’m able to let my hair down and it doesn’t matter if I’m having a bad hair day or not. The hat covers any wild locks that have a mind of their own. Unfortunately, the minute I remove the hat, my hair goes right back into a ponytail.
C’est la vie, I guess.
A friend of mine asked me last year to crochet her one of those messy bun hats. I said sure, but then I let it go. I didn’t ask for any details like what color she wanted or what style of stitch. The holidays were coming and I thought it would be a nice surprise for her to get the hat for Christmas. When I imagined what I would make her, I pictured something classy and feminine. I also wanted a color that would literally go with anything.
I believe I achieved everything I envisioned with the Jess Mess-y Bun Hat. (I hope she doesn’t mind the play on her name. I thought it was cute!) Although I do think I probably should have called it the Jess Ponytail Hat since I’ve never seen her messy, but it just didn’t have the same ring to it.