My husband let me know that his feelings were hurt. 🙁 I had been crocheting for over two years, and have never made him a hat. AND, I have made everyone in both of our families hats.. and never made one for him. >See last years men's beanie Christmas gifts<
I tried to explain to him that I was waiting for the perfect design for him…. and that I didn't want to make him wear something that wasn't manly enough. It is hard to know if something designed with yarn is fit for the most picky manly man you know. >.< It wasn't that I didn't want to make him something… it was just that I had not came up or found the perfect design for him.
So, to solve our problem, I showed him a bunch of crochet beanie designs… and let him pick which one was his favorite. I also let him choose what yarn colors to use. He knew instantly when seeing the Leaping Stripes Beanie by Moogly that it was perfect for him.
I did make changes for the brim, but only because I really like making them a certain way. I did three rows of *2 HDC, 2 FPDC* repeated. One row of SC. And finished it off with one row of FPSC to make sure it is snug under the ears.
The hat fits him perfect and he loves it! Thanks Moogly!!!