Buffalo Plaid Hat

As part of my “I Made This” YouTube Tutorial Review Project – The Buffalo Plaid Hat will be spotlighted today.

I chose this project originally to make for my son-in-law Nate, but when I finished the hat it was a little too slouchy/puffy to look like a men’s hat so I decided to add it to the collection of winter accessories that I made for my daughter Aimee’s Christmas gift. To be fair to the designer it is described as a woman’s hat but I was hoping it would be a little more unisex.

Crochet Project Notes

  • Yarn Used – Less than 1 skein each – Red Heart Super Saver Black & Red; Red Heart with Love Berry Red
  • Hook Used I/9

YouTube Tutorial Links & Info

Stitches/Techniques You Need to be Familiar With

  • Half double crochet (hdc)
  • Back loop only/Through back loop stitch (tbl)
  • Slip stitch (Sl st)
  • Double crochet (dc)

Crochet Skill Level – I am going to say this is an Easy Pattern but you should have a good understanding of color changing as well as the stitches that are used. Probably not the best project for a person that is very new to crochet, but not an extremely difficult pattern to learn.

My Thoughts on This Crochet Tutorial Videoimg_20161206_212259

This project was actually a lot of fun to make. The colors are picked up and dropped every three stitches so this is not a good project to work on while watching TV. I think she did a very good job demonstrating how the color drop/change works and once I got a few rows done it was an easy repeat pattern. The only modification I made to this pattern was to increase the hat band height by a few stitches, only because I like a wider headband on hats. If I ever decide to make this for a man I can see a few places where I could make it less slouchy.

The hat came out great, I was very pleased with this pattern and the results. I wish I had a better picture of it, but alas it is now in upstate New York keeping Aimee’s head warm.

~Tami – Tanglewood Knots

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