Are you tired of your beanie hats showing a seam while working in the round? I’ve been working on a different techniques of joining in the round for a while and think I may have come up with something that you will want to at least try.
Some of you may already know this, but I am left-handed and naturally crochet “backwards” (although the video demonstrates the “standard and forward way”). I know how to crochet forwards too which is probably considered to standard way of crocheting. But….since I can crochet backwards, I’ve realized that my seam was always on the inside of the hat. It never occurred to me that it looked any other way until I started talking with others and seeing their work.
That’s when I thought about what I could do to make this work and decided to show you “my way” of doing things. You might try it and decide it’s not for you. That’s okay because as we go along this crochet journey we find things that work for us and things that don’t right? I say give it a try because it just may be another tool that you can add to your crochet toolbox.
I want to give you a DISCLAIMER to say this technique works really well when you are using the same skein (color) of yarn or if you fasten off your work and join the new color with the standing single crochet or double crochet stitch. Stay with me though because you can still use this technique and change colors but just do it “your old-fashioned way” on the changing color round and continue on with the project unless you are changing colors each row then this way may not work for you. There’s a reason why but it would just be too complicated to try to explain. You’ll have to trust me on this one.
Added Information: Also, when I work a single crochet stitch and half-double crochet stitch, I use a ch 1 as my ‘filler” stitch.
Let me know what you think!!! If you are in my ELK Studio Crocheter’s Group, you know that I’ve been working on getting this video loaded for days! Any shares of this blog post would be much appreciated!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial! Have a great day!
Collette Griffith says
This looks good! I’ll have to try it on my next hat! Thanks for the new idea!