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Happy Monday friends! Today I bring you a twist on my Plaid Slouchy Hat. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be a perfect time to try a different color scheme on this hat and adding in a 4th color. At first I was nervous as to how the scheme would turn out, but it worked perfectly. Isn’t it pretty?
These hooks. Oh my goodness. I’ve heard tell of these fabulous hooks but hadn’t had a chance to use one until this past week. It feels so nice in my hand. I got some advice from Lorene from Cre8tion Crochet when I was ordering because they have so many options. The Candy Shop turned out to be perfect. They are so smooth and sparkly and have the perfect amount of weight to them.
I admit, I am not used to using a hook with a neck the widens as the Furls do. At first I was nervous that I had such a beautiful hook and I wouldn’t be able to use it. I tend to crochet up on the hook pretty far, so I thought it might not work. Not so. It feels lovely. Yes, it felt different for the first few stitches, but I could feel my hand muscles breathing a sigh of relief. It is so comfortable to hold and the tip is the perfect combination of tapered and inline.
Because I did need to compensate for my high-neck crochet habit, I went down a hook size and made my hat with the gorgeous Strawberry H hook. To make this 4-tone crochet pink plaid hat, all you need to do is alternate between two mid tones. You would still have the dark and light kitty-corner, but now the mids will alternate rows and be kitty-corner too. I used Knit Picks Brava in White, Blush, Cotton Candy and Rouge. Blush and Cotton Candy are my two mid tones. You can see I alternated between Rouge and Cotton candy on the first row(the two darker pinks), then switched to White and Blush, making sure the mids and the dark/light are kitty-corner from each other.
I finished the hat the same way I did the original Plaid Slouchy.
I love how it turned out! Now that I know how easy it is, I will be making one aqua and mint, and maybe gray ❤️. Of course the fluffy white pom-pom on top is perfection! I got mine here, but you can make your own using this tutorial. Don’t be intimated, it’s super simple.
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