I turned on the weather this morning to see a balmy 20 degrees outside. That means it would be 21 degrees at work. It was a Miss Llama’s Hat for Humans kind of day.
She’s from the Delicious Crochet llama pattern and my biggest crochet accomplishment so far. She was a Christmas present for my cousin who had given me a llama from Peru last year. I changed her hat to look a little more NY, since she was the NY born llama, and once I finished her hat, I wanted one for me.
I based the hat on the hat in the llama pattern but made the following changes:
- Used Bulky (5) yarn. For both my hat and llama’s I used Charisma.
- Hook size I
- Rows 1-16 I did as listed in the pattern (with the exceptions of rows 9 and 10, I didn’t need slits for my ears, so I didn’t skip any stitches)
- After Row 16, for Rows 17 and 18 I did another 2 increase rows to get to 84 stitches
- Then 5 more rows of 84 in yellow, 4 rows in cream, 1 more row in yellow, then the earflaps started
- For the earflaps, I did not turn my work, I worked with my left hand on the alternate rows so that it would be a consistent look for the whole hat.
- The earflaps were 9 rows total. The first row was as listed in the pattern, 24 single crochet, then for the next 8 rows, I skipped the first and last stitch and did 22 stitches, then 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8. The skipped stitches will get smoothed out later on when you do 2 rows of SC around the entire hat.
- Skip 24 stitches between the front earflaps and repeat the earflap for the other side.
- For the pom pom strap, I did 30 stitches. I could have gone longer for more drama.
- I skipped the top pom pom. but did the bottom pom poms as listed in the pattern.
When I wear it, my son calls me Miss Llama. We miss her.