Robbie is now of a certain age! We had a marvelous pub crawl for his big birthday last Saturday in Ybor City. A great time was had by all. It’s finally been cold for a few days here and because of Robbie’s new elderly state I wanted him to have a hat to keep his old man head warm. (I can tease him this much because he still gets carded to play lotto – I’m not mean, I swear.) This simple men’s beanie was one of his birthday gifts from me.
My friend told me about the pattern which is available on Ravelry.com and the creator’s blog, Manner’s Crochet and Craft. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn in black and a 5.00 mm/H hook. I had to make a few changes to get it to fit. After finishing round 11, I skipped to the instructions for round 15. When I followed the pattern’s rounds 1-15 exactly the hat was too big. Even with this change though I had to add two to four single crochets to several rounds to get the hat to be wide enough.