Since I started out as a knitter, it’s always been really natural for me to work any hat, knit or crochet, from the bottom up. In fact, when I first started adding crochet designs to my shop, I had no idea that the standard was to work most crochet hats from the top down!
Since then, I’ve become really familiar with standard crochet techniques….but I still find myself working some designs from the bottom up. Sometimes they simply flow better that way! What’s that saying about learning the rules!?
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” ~ Pablo Picasso
I always like to make sure I provide excellent support for my patterns though…..so since I’ve had a few e-mails about how to close a bottom up crochet hat without a pucker or point top, I thought it was time to share this quick tip!
This video was made to accompany one of my patterns, The Bias Beanie, so you’ll see reference to that in there….just ignore that bit though. The part about closing up the hat is the same.
Is this technique new to you? Do you have any other tips/tricks for creating a beautiful bottom-up crochet hat? Share them with me in the comments!
How to Close a Bottom-Up Crochet Hat