I've blogged before about how much I love Stacey Trock's crochet classes on Craftsy.com. I've learned a lot of awesome little tips and tricks from Stacey and she is just so cute! She has that adorable Minnesota, mid-western way of talking and explaining the steps of her projects. Love her.
Anyway, I was so excited when she came out with this new class called Crocheting in the Round: Mix & Match Hats!
Hats are my favorite things to crochet, so I was super excited to get some new tips and tricks from Stacey that I can try out in my designs.
I downloaded the patterns and previewed what the course covers. I really like how she starts by teaching a basic beanie and then includes diagrams and patters for adding details like ear flaps, slouchy fit and cloche. Many of these are things I haven't tried before so I'm excited to give it a shot!
So far, I've watched the first couple of lessons and saw a great demonstration on how to do color work, which creates the rainbow-striped hat and the blue and white heart hat pictured above. I've tried doing things like this before, but really had no idea what I was doing and it turned out a mess. Since I watched Stacey's demonstration, I feel confident that I can do it and it'll be awesome!
I highly recommend the Crocheting in the Round class on Craftsy.com. You are sure to learn some new tips and tricks for making and designing awesome beanies! And while you're over at Craftsy, you can connect with me here to share projects, patterns and ideas!