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
- Posted by bethany dearden
- Video Link – Crochet Plaid Slouchy Hat
- Written Instructions Link – Whistle & Ivy Free Crochet Pattern Plaid Slouchy Hat
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 Video
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