wor·sted[woos-tid, wur-stid] noun 1. firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc. Compare woolen. 2. wool cloth woven from such yarns, having a hard, smooth surface and no nap.

About Heidi

Hi my name is Heidi and after years of not crocheting a thing I picked up a hook and started crocheting hats October 2011. Here’s my story how and why I did:

I've been best friends with Cat for well over a decade. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! But as they say ‘time flies’. About five years ago Cat thought it would be a great idea to crochet ponchos together. I had never made anything bigger than a dishcloth and even then that had been so many years ago I can’t even remember when it was. But it sounded like fun So she picked out the pattern, we bought some yarn, and started working on it. However, neither of us could read a pattern so you can imagine how many stitches we stitched, and re-stitched, and re-stitched and re-re-re….well you get the idea. It was quite a process. Eventually Cat figured out the pattern and told me how to do it so I was able to finish the poncho. I even made two more, a regular one and a smaller one to turn into a matching purse for my sister’s birthday. It turned out really cute, but I live in a desert so you can imagine how many ponchos I need. I never did figure out how to read a pattern so that was that and I didn’t really touch a crochet hook since.

Well, five years went by and Cat started to make her own designs and hats. They were so cute but I just kept thinking; ‘wow that’s amazing, but I could never do anything like that.’ Then the middle of Oct 2011 she asked me if I was interested in making hats with her. She sent me a link to a blog with free patterns and a website with instructions on how to crochet. I was nervous because I still couldn’t read a pattern and had no idea what I was doing. Well by the end of the day I had gotten a pattern and made my first hat, was ready to start a second, and could read a pattern. A-maz-ing! I was astounded, I could be taught! I never thought that I would ever learn to read a pattern let alone actually be able to make these super cute hats! Thanks go also to my dusty The Complete Encyclopedia of Stitchery; it was a great reference, I could take it with me everywhere and didn’t have to be on the computer to look things up. I never knew it had a crochet section, lol. It explained the stitches and had diagrams to show me what they looked like. It was so easy.

Well, the crocheting bug has bit me and I’m all in. I love making hats and started making my own designs. It didn’t take long to start wanting to make new things. My nephew loves football so a week and a half after I started to crochet again I finished making a custom hat for him with his favorite teams colors, ear flaps, braids, and the team name embroidered on it too. It was a big project; I had never changed colors before so it was a big step for me. It turned out awesome and was a lot of fun to make. J Now onto the next designs in my head.

I hope you enjoy our hats and patterns and have a great time crocheting your own. Thanks for visiting our blog, come back often and have a great time crocheting with us!
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