The pattern was easy to understand
The pattern was accompanied by a video tutorial to help me understand the pattern shorthand that has always stymied me.
The project helps me learn
This project required the use of stitch markers to keep track of the round crocheting that has often troubled me. It incorporates a new stitch, the Front Post Back Post Double Crochet, and starts with the Magic Circle, an alternate way of starting crocheting in the round.
I get to create something I can use
I have always wanted a slouch hat and, since moving to a town with very cold winters, I needed a new hat to keep my head warm while walking around town.
tutorial video created by crochet maven April Draven. She offers this pattern for free here, on her blog.
And the best part? It took me a few hours over two days, and I ended up with something I really, really love! These pictures, taken with my phone, don't do it justice, so hopefully I will soon be able to replace these with pics from my DSLR.
Tomorrow I plan to share my progress making my first ever crocheted bag!