While lamenting last night that I was unable to knit the Jane hat (I discovered that my foray into circular knitting was hampered because my shortest cable for my circular needles was too long for the project! Le sigh!), I decided I had two options. One, I could venture over to the local knitting store and purchase a shorter cable. Or two, I could somehow make do with the needles and yarn I had on hand and find another way to make a toque! And so my lazy and cheap side won out, and I decided it was time to learn to crochet! With the help of several YouTube tutorials (namely, this one and this series), I figured it out and got going.
So I crocheted up this slouchy beret/toque style hat. I did the hat entirely with the double crochet stitch, which was surprisingly easy once the piece was beyond the tiny circle stage.
It didn’t end up looking anything like what I envisioned, but I still like it! I still think I’ll attempt the Jane hat when I get some shorter cable for my needles, but for now I’m satisfied that I have a sense of what crocheting is all about, and I’m the proud owner of a brand new slouch hat! Hooray!