by: Haley at The Wild Wood Flower.
This is my most Epic Craft Fail. Let me introduce you to the Skin Disease hat.
From circa 2006. I had made a few crochet hats prior to this and thought I had it figured out. Just start off small, toss in a few evenly spaced increases every other row until the crown is the right size, then work even until you have a hat. Right?
Wrong. Beginner me hadn’t yet learned about matching project to yarn, gauge, sizing, etc. Plus look at those hideous purple lesions! See, I had been making some hats with a thick/thin yarn and a size M or larger hook. It made a great texture and made the hats go quickly. Looking at this yarn in the super clearance bin (only $0.50 a skein! How could I leave it there?!), I assumed it would work up in the same way. Wrong again.
What you can’t see is that the white bits are extremely loose due to the large crochet hook I used. And the whole deal is infused with a glittery tinsel that makes it look like bright, shiny, happy skin lesions. To add insult to injury, my gauge and increases were so wrong, it would have easily fit a giant.
It was so terrible, I didn’t even try to save the yarn. The whole thing plus the unused yarn went into the trash can.