Saturday, June 16, 2012
When I saw the hat several women I know were crocheting, the look reminded me of netting. I couldn't help myself. I had to pull out my trusty, ever-present tape measure and measure the crocheted mesh.
I had never thought of netting a hat until I saw this one, and then I could not stop thinking about it. Finally I gave in. I wrote down a basic pattern and produced my first net hat. I even net a small flower to attach to the side with a small bead.
I think I need to use a thicker thread for this hat pattern. What do you think?
A net hat is different from a snood. The hat sits on the head, covering only part of the hair.
A net snood can also sit on the head . . .
or attach to a barrette.
Either way, the snood encloses the hair and pulls the hair together.
Of course, one hat was not enough. I no sooner finished the first hat when another pattern began to occupy my mind. I kept thinking of the Diagonal Netting Stitch, even when I had problems converting that stitch from diamond mesh netting to circular netting. And even before the second one was finished, a third pattern (a variation on the second hat pattern) began presenting itself for consideration. If I have enough time this week, I might finish one or both of the additional net hat patterns.