Construction Hard Hat

The third item from this order was for a construction worker’s hard hat. It was requested that the hat be yellow and there be a blue stripe to match the one worn by the recipient’s family member. Not a problem! I do aim to please 🙂 So off I went to find the perfect pattern and what I ended up using was My Sweet Potato 3’s Construction Hard Hat Pattern. I also used RHSS in Gold and Blue.

I couldn’t meet gauge (as usual with every pattern I try to make) so I did some math and using a 6mm and the 6-12 months pattern I would be able to get the finished measurements of the 3-6 month old. No biggie. I left off one round for the height difference.

HardHat1

The first time I did this all the ftpt dc’s spiraled 😦 I had a very close deadline on this so I fixed it on my own. Rather than doing a ftpt dc and then a hdc in the same st I did the hdc first and then the ftpt dc. That seemed to help make them go straight. I also always skipped the first st after the ftpt dc rather than the one before. Definitely happy with the second result.

HardHat2

The front brim also wasn’t centered. I counted back my 9 stitches, hdc the 16. But it wasn’t centered. I just added a couple hdc to make it equal on both sides.

HardHat3

I did surface slip stitches up the middle front to back to form a stripe per the customer’s request. I probably could have done a better job crocheting a separate piece and sewing it on but I thought surface slip stitch was the best option with all the ftpt dc

Overall I like how it turned out and the customer loves it

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