Here are the designs I’ve come up with to represent the NYC-HHI Hat.
I wanted a design that would look good worked with one colour, two colours, or in variegated yarn. I also wanted some texture in the design, which would come out well when worked in one colour. I also wanted designs that would be similar in crochet or knit versions.
These are all crocheted hats. I crochet faster than I knit, and I wanted to get something up fast. These designs will convert well into knit versions. I’ll work on the knit version of the chosen hat (for the pattern) and post that later.
For colours, I’m thinking to make teal (or the teal family) the official NYC-HHI hat colour. I can’t think of any other colours that would be suitable for men, women and children. I would have chosen purple or amethyst, but that colour is taken up already.
The top are all basic single crochet or double crochet rounds, with regular increases on each round until you get to the size that you want to make (for children, women, men).
The body of the hat is where the different designs come in, for your choices.
Design 1: Ribbed Hat
Design 2: Wide Band Hat
Design 3: Moss/Seed Stitch Hat
Design 4: Thin-Ridged Hat
Design 5: Wide-Ridged Hat
Design 6: Double Ribbed Hat
If you haven’t already, please comment below which hat design you think should represent the group. I’ll tally the total likes from the posts here and from Facebook on which hat design most people like. So far, the most ‘likes’ is Hat No. 3 – the Moss/Seed Stitch design.
Voting/Likes will finish on Monday, 6 May.