For me a bucket hat is essential during this sunny time and I just had to create a crocheted version of a such. As I wanted to make it suitable for both him and her, I really had to reign myself in and not go crazy with all sorts of cute stitches. After several different attempts, I finally decided on using the Herringbone Halfdouble Crochet.
This elegant stitch has a great definition and is a fantastic neutral base for any embellishments you might wish to add.
Crocheted Bucket Hat
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So now I think I have found the solution!
I keep the stitches simple – though that does not been basic… ie working in the backloop only or frontpost/backpost stitches.
Then I will choose a “masculine” colour. Since this is an individual choice, I find by using his favourite colour he is more inclined to loving it.
Top 5 items to make for him
– that are not scarves, mittens and hats
- Beer Cozies
I have created a pattern for a crocheted necktie, which he actually liked! The simple twist to the Single Crochet creates a beautiful texture and the sheen from the yarn provides a timeless elegance.