A new video is causing crocheters to be alarmed! How do I say this nicely with no puns intended… I’m just a little ‘loosey goosey crocheter’ as I would say to others. My yarn tension and stitches are loose generally. Even if I tighten up, I fall back into my rhythm of being a generally loose crocheter!
In the Mad Hatters Challenge, being held at Creativ Festival. Many people are emailing in and/or making comments on Facebook about their Top Hats being smaller.
If you look at the original pattern, you will notice the hat doesn’t actually circle the circumference of the model’s head. It sits off to the side. My versions of the hats I am making are following the pattern but because I am loose, my hats are bigger. I’ve seen many versions of these hats and know that my hats are generally bigger because of my own personal technique.
In the case of the Mad Hatter’s Challenge, the general rule is this… If you follow the pattern you are good to go. If your hat is smaller than mine, it probably means you have done it right and have better tension on your yarn!
I followed a pattern last night for a new tutorial that is in the works… I reduced my hook size knowing I am loose but the hat had to be finished 3 lines earlier in order to keep it looking like a beanie verses a potato sack on my head! haha… Man I am dramatic! Seriously though, yarn tension is important, especially in wearables.