Friday, December 27, 2013

Doctor Who Hat!

With the arrival of Christmas came the Doctor Who Christmas Special on BBC. I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what I was going to make for my Dad this Christmas, and I stumbled upon this amazing pattern by Acquanetta Ferguson, which you can find here. I scoured the stores to find the best blue, but I think everyone had the same idea as me, and I ended up getting a darker one than I wanted. Since I'm in a time crunch, I was really at the mercy of the stores at this point. (Slow at finishing projects, me? Pshaw!) 

I was actually really terrified to try this hat because I have never done tapestry crocheting before. It looks scary, but it wasn't that bad once you get used to it. I found a tutorial here by Moogly that is fantastic at explaining things, although I had trouble with it being double crochet instead of single. My stitches are pretty loose (cause my Dad has a big head. Iloveyoudaddon'treadthis!) so that was probably my issue.

Don't mind the giant hat on the little toddler. She insisted on being my model.
So here it is in all of it's awesome glory. It took me less than a day to finish once I got the hang of the stitching, and it is such a comfortable hat when worked up. There's even an option for earflaps and a pompom if you want to add it to yours. 

As for the letter stitching, with the help from my awesome mother-in-law, I managed to get the letters on pretty straight. They were a pain, but the end result is worth it.

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