crochet

Craft FAIL: My Lopsided Chunky Hat

Nerdland

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this disaster, it’s this: Never again will I refuse to count my stitches. Actually, maybe I’ve learned a second thing: The time to test your crochet freestyle skills is NOT when you’re using an unfamiliar yarn. I hubristically thought that my crochet skills were good enough that I no longer needed a pattern for simple projects. “It’s just a hat,” I told myself haughtily. “And not even a hat in the round. This is the cheat way to make a hat – all I have to do is just make a really fat rectangle and tie it together at one end. Even a beginner can do...