Best Crochet Cap in The World

I have crocheted the best hat in the WORRRLLLD! Well, at least for me anyway. :P I crocheted this swirls cap in… wait for it… wait… ONE day. Yip. One warm, gorgeous, too cute for my head, hat in less than 24 hours.

Crochet Swirl Cap

Crochet Swirls Cap

Crochet Swirls Cap
@ Ravelry

I started after dinner on Saturday night and crocheted till bed time around 11pm. By that point, I had already finished the main hat. I woke up in the morning and did a few more rounds. I crocheted the brim in the car on the way to James’. All it needed was a piece of plastic for its brim.

File Used to Make Brim
While everyone was busy preparing lunch, I cut myself a brim from a plastic folder and crocheted the edges closed. Too easy!

I LOVVEEE this hat and I was so pleased to see how I looked in it. Perfect fit despite using a thinner yarn than recommended. Of course I wanted to take photos of the hat straight away. And there happens to be beautiful autumn tree in the backyard and a grinning mother-in-law happily sharing the moment with me.

MIL & Me
Pattern: Swirls Cap {Ravelry} from Sophia Kesssinger
Yarn: Cleckheaton Country Naturals 8ply
Hook: 4.5mm
Mods: Used 8ply wool instead of 10ply/worsted weight

James, Mum & Me

I washed the hat the next day and the yarn was even softer. I’ve not used Cleckheaton before and I’m glad to know that I’ve got soft, cheap, machine washable wool at Kmart. Makes life a lot easier as I’m only minutes away from the shop. I only used 2 balls for the hat and I’m sure I got the wool on special months ago. I think this hat would have only cost me $7 in wool! *pats myself on the back

Well, I’ve leave you today with a photo I took of James’ backyard. He is damn freaking lucky to live in such a beautiful place for such a cheap rent. It’s just disgusting!
James' Backyard

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16 Responses to “Best Crochet Cap in The World”

  1. jackie says:

    Oh, i loved this hat of yours. Can i lend it for a day..hehehe

    I would like to knit a hat for Jayne, something like Tammy wears in the Amazing Race.

    It is indeed a very beautiful place to stay, lucky guy!!

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  2. Julie says:

    it looks great! So cute and flattering. Love the brim!

  3. Mel Goodsell says:

    That sure is an awesome looking hat! I can’t believe how fast it came together for you either, how good.

    That backyard pic is gorgeous too :)

    Mel Goodsell’s last blog post..Etsy goodness.

  4. Ellen says:

    You are way too clever!!

  5. Kellie says:

    I totally agree .. the best hat in the world!!! I love it and am ringing my Mum in the morning to see if she will make me one or teach me how to crochet LOL

  6. Umi says:

    Unbelievable! Looks good on you too.
    James backyard is lovely. Sorry I missed it the last visit. I bet Ollie and Ifa will get lost in it.

  7. Cath says:

    That hat is awesome! You look extremely cool in it. That back garden is a magical looking place too.

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  8. melita says:

    Noooo waaaaaaayyyy!!!! OMG I have to do this too!!! I”m sooo excited Thanks Salihan! It looks really good onya!

    melita’s last blog post..Happy Mothers Day 2009

  9. Mette says:

    Ooooh, that´s gorgeous hat! I definitely want one =)

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  10. sukigirl says:

    I’m so jealous, both because it is such a gorgeous hat but also that hats look so good on you!
    And I agree…that garden looks beautiful!

    sukigirl’s last blog post..A box of possibilities

  11. Kylie says:

    I love your blog and I LOVE that hat. I love it so much I crocheted and crocheted away all afternoon and made myself one!! Only thing is I don’t think it is as nice as yours and your brim seems bigger. Can you tell me, when the pattern calls for SC do you know if that is the same as the australian DC? Maybe that is where I am going wrong. I shall have to investigate this further and try again – maybe this time with the wool you used cause the one I used is VERY itchy!

  12. Salihan says:

    Thank you everyone for all your comments! MUUUCCCHHH appreciated! :D

  13. Oiyi says:

    That hat looks so cute on you.

  14. Salihan says:

    Thank you! Have a great weekend! :)

  15. Michelle says:

    I absolutely loved the way you did the brim! What pattern did you use for it? Please get back to me when you get a chance!

  16. Kimberly says:

    That hat looks so good! I’m gonna go check it out on Ravelry…

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