I have recently started to play with crocheted crafts again. Until this year, the only crochet stitches I had ever done are a chain, single crochet and double crochet. If you want to see the crocheted crafts I have been doing, just click HERE.
I have made several blankets over the years, but I think that the reason that I stayed away from other crochet projects is that my stitches always seemed to be larger or smaller than what was needed for the project I was working on . . . getting the stitch size correct is called the gauge. This is something I am working on.
I found a pattern for a doll hat HERE and I decided to give it a try. Knowing that my gauge is usually off, I wanted to make a test hat to see if it would even end up fitting a standard 18" doll (American Girl Doll) so I used some rainbow yarn I had left over from another project. I used a G hook, because that was the closest I had to the size hook the pattern recommends.
I think the fit turned out pretty good!
So once I knew it would fit, I made it again in pink. This time I decided to have a little fun and make a big rose and add that to the hat. I cannot remember where I found the rose pattern.
Now that I know I have a good size hat, I want to make more of them for my niece's American Girl Doll. Each hat took me less than an hour to make.