Crochet is a craft that has always held some fascination for me, but every time I've tried it, I've failed. Actually, I did make a scarf once in Single Crochet with a crowbar-like hook and giant yarn. But other than that... nothin'.
But there's this cowboy (well, cowgirl) hat in Debbie Stoller's book The Happy Hooker that I've wanted to make since I first saw it. We have Western Wednesday every week at work (it's not mandatory and most people don't participate, but I think it's fun) so this is a hat I could really get some mileage out of.
My crocheting friend Jocelyn (you've seen some of her lovely crafts before here and here) is a Crochet Master and has graciously agreed to step me through it. Here's what I have so far:
Doesn't look like much, does it? When it's done, it will (in theory) look like this:
(That's a photo of the book. The pattern is called "Yeehaw Lady." Hee.)
Do you think when I finish this hat and put it on, I will also look like that model? One can only hope. Crochet is magic, right?