My Crafty Mess | Hats in Progress

messy wip
If I had to pick a single type of project that I’m most addicted to, which picking just one for me is incredibly difficult, I would have to vote for hats. And with so many different styles, colors, or stitch patterns to choose from, I never get tired of whipping a new one up. I guess it’s a good thing that I have so many hat addicts in my life, otherwise I would have too many hats. Wait, is there such a thing as too many hats?

Hats in Progress?

With the sudden interest in live streaming by pretty much everyone in our gaming crew, there has also been an equal amount of interest in fun hats. I have a few I want to make myself (goodness, I really need to work on paring down that queue), like this Gir beanie. So it should be no surprise that my current project on the hooks is a crochet knight hat for my gaming buddy Veskah. You know what I’m talking about, right? I’m sure you’ve seen many variations of these on Etsy or your Facebook feed. 

Even better, I’m testing my design skills with this project.I’m still in the early stages with this project, and often find myself battling my perfectionist tendencies when it comes to the design while I work process.

With all this hat talk, I bet you want to see what all I’ve got done, so here you go:

mullet + facepiece

Please tell me I’m not the only one giggling while looking at that mess. Anyone else see a mullet hat next to that mess of tangled blue & black skeins? I promise you that it will look way cooler when I’m done! And then I hope to have a very happy, goofy giant friend who is ready to stream in style.

Tell me about your favorite ‘fun’ hat.

What projects are you currently working on?

Want to watch us in action? Until I get my streaming setup complete, you can find our gaming crew streaming here. And occassionally I make random appearances on Veskah‘s & Freak4Geek‘s channels, too!



  1. Erin says

    I always end up making my hats too big… I’m bad at following patterns and doing math. =[ I do LOVE hats though, I just seem to have a tiny head and the inability to count stitches…

    • apockylypse says

      Are you knitting or crocheting? It’s a lot easier to make adjustments with crocheted hats (& you don’t always have to worry about the math), since you can try on as you go.

      Most of the hats I design as I go are smaller because I just use my tiny noggin’ for sizing. I’m just glad Veskah hangs out with us quite a bit, otherwise he would be looking quite hilarious with a knight cap that won’t even stay on his head. Oh envisioning that is making me giggle right now. Haha!

  2. Kelsey says

    My desk is almost always covered in yarn. Every time I clean it, more yarn just suddenly appears! So I completely understand this post. I love making hats too! Especially my Jayne hats lately, lol. That knight hat looks really awesome in those colors! I’m excited to see the finished product! I like the other ideas you have too. If you wanted to avoid sewing in all those loose ends you could carry the yarn along with the project. It’s pretty easy to cover up. :) I hate tying in color changes, that’s why I almost always do that or avoid colorwork all together! lol.

    • apockylypse says

      A Jayne hat is on my list of hats to make too! It will probably be for my husband, because Jayne is his man crush. LOL!

      I normally hat sewing in loose ends, but I’m making an exception this time because I’m designing as I go. I will probably make some tweaks before I make another. It’s a learn as you hook process for me.

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