If you want to get ahead, get a hat

Ah, the wonders of the Internet: a little bit of browsing turns up this pattern for a hat from Simple Beans. A bit more Internet searching turns up instructions (with photos) for how to do FPDc and SC2tog. Now I have a hat and feel like I'm starting to get the hang of this crocheting lark.
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Despite my husband helpfully informing me that I looked like (a) a gangster or (b) a leukemia patient while wearing my hat, I like it. nb. I might have been indoors, wearing a dressing gown and the hat at the time of the second comment - we're stingy with the heating in this house...
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Translation of the day:
UK English: dressing gown = bathrobe in US English (in case you had forgotten)
UK English: parky = cool, cold, chilly in US English
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As in, 'the weather might be warm ouside, but it's a wee bit parky in our house of a morning'

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What to do next: get out all the paperwork and start on the taxes, tidy the house, or make a top for my daughter. Hmmm, that's a tough one...
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Well, first things first, it's pancakes for lunch today.

30 comments:

  1. I think your hat is adorable, and will be perfect for parky days in the future!

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  2. Hello - it's a great hat, and don't you love how much quicker it is to crochet than to knit? I threw my knitting needles down in a fit of pique early last year and got my Mum to remind me how to crochet. I'm never going back. Unless it's very very small baby bootees only in garter stitch. I made crochet mittens this week for No 1 and nearly fell over I was so proud of them. He thought they were quite good too.

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  3. I like it. Although I'm wondering, given your location, do you ever really need one? It's beyond parky in 'ere luv.

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  4. it looks great! I like the color! I agree that crochet is much faster than knitting but I am not very good at knitting...

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  5. How are you? I'm still around. I've been trying to catch up on my fave. blogs, and am so glad you're still blogging away. Your hat looks GREAT! I've never been able to make more then a blanket with crochet, so I'm very impressed!

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  6. I just finished my first crochet project and love hats. My mom has knitted me some that I wear many times, but I have wanted to make my own. Thank you for finding a great looking hat!

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  7. I like it. I'm thinking of starting yet another hobby, knitting or crocht.

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  8. I like your hat and SLR camera! :> Happy pancake day! Do you make the American pancakes or the English ones? My cousin came from the US to visit us in London. He asked me whether I could make him some pancakes for breakfast. He was a bit shocked to find very thin, crepe like pancakes. Hee! Hee! At least he had some syrup.

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  9. It's a bit parky here today too! Nice hat, by the way.

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  10. Love the hat, it looks cool! Did you have your pancakes??

    Nina x

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  11. I think your hat is brilliant! Besides, you have too much hair to be on chemo, and far too sweet to be a gangster. :-) Pancakes for lunch, what hmmmmm....now you have me thinking what a good idea that is.......

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  12. parky? Seriously. I had not heard that. How cool...oh ummm how parky?

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  13. Lovely hat. I've just started reading your blog and I'm really enjoying it.

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  14. Love it! Turned out great ~ I still need to work on my tension ... maybe i'll make another one and shoot for actually making the SB version as I had originally intended!

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  15. terrific hat. I don't know why, but even when it is warn outside, I feel cold in the house....seeing your perfect little hat makes me want to make myself one :-)

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  16. i would so join your gang. the hat rocks ;-)

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  17. I love your hat too, I'm in search of a hat that suits me, I have BIG hair so everything looks a bit odd. My hubby sounds a cheeky monkey like yours and he told me I can't find a hat to suit me as I have such a big head - harumph!!
    He has a pin head - we are very childish at Twiggy Towers :)
    Twiggy x

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  18. Love your hat! Crochet hooks will always trump knitting needles for me...

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  19. Fab job! I can only crochet, not knit. I'm quite impressed with your hat and I like to think of you as a gangster. It adds an element of mystery to you! Parky - why yes it's quite parky at our house too since we keep the thermostat so dang low!

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  20. Love the hat! Not gangster or sickie at all. I'm definately going to have to pick up my crochet hooks and try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I love the hat. I think it looks wonderful.

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  22. Your hat turned out really cute. I made one, too...after figuring out FPDc and it only took me 3 tries to get it to fit my head.

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  23. Love your new hat. And what your husband said totally sounds like something my husband would say too! x

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  24. Great job, love the colour and DH doen't know what he's talking about... LOL!!! You look great in it...

    Jodie :)

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  25. I love the yarn! I made the same hat, but with the upcoming Texas heat, wearing it is far off. Glad to see you are getting back on the computer, too!

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  26. eeek, I love this hat! thanks for the linky!

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  27. I just found your blog today, and here you are with a link to a hat pattern just like I've been looking for - perfect! Thanks for the link.

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  28. Don't worry, my husband always tells me the same thing about the hats I wear. Unfortunately, he's usually right, despite the fact that I have fairly long, thick hair. But your hat looks very trendy and adorable. Nice job!

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