Crochet Hat Tutorial – QueerJoe’s Tutorial Rules
When making the latest crochet hat tutorial video, I broke a lot of my own rules. Fortunately I followed one very important self-rule.
Rules For Crochet Hat Tutorial
Honestly, I have no patience for listening to someone blather on about a design. When I do a search on a video tutorial, I want the technique…pure and simple.
For someone that blathers a LOT (both here and on YouTube), that’s a pretty hypocritical statement to make. So clearly I don’t always follow my own rules. But honestly, to follow all of the rules I have in my head about YouTube tutorials would be impossible. Or at least highly improbable.
Random QueerJoe Tutorial Rules
- Less than a minute of chit-chat at the beginning of the video.
- Get right to the technique/skill/demonstration – that’s what I came for.
- Make sure the demonstration of the skill/technique is clear and well-lit.
- Include every possible piece of information I need to know about this technique in a succinct and clear way.
- Don’t repeat the same demonstration over and over. I got it the first time. Or if I didn’t I know how to go back in the video.
- Don’t “um”, “ah”, “er” all through the tutorial.
- Come across as intelligent, likable and supportive.
- Include navigation/timestamp links to any section of the video that I might want to move to.
So unless this is a professional video done by talented actors with really well-written scripts, my rules are impossible.
But…that last rule is important. In fact, it’s so important that it overrides all the others for a video tutorial for me.
If you click on the “Watch on YouTube” link on the embedded video above, you can see the following in the description:
Free demonstration with crochet pattern on how to make a top-down crochet beanie using the thermal stitch.
00:00:35 Benefits of the Thermal Stitch Beanie design
00:03:20 One downside of the design
00:05:49 Choosing Yarn and Hook Size
00:07:45 Hat Tutorial Beginning – Introduction
00:08:20 Magic Ring/Loop – First Round (8 sc)
00:11:00 Crocheting the Crown/Shaping
00:14:20 Thermal Stitch in-the-round tutorial
00:17:40 Thermal Stitch Non-Increase Round
00:20:00 How to count stitches in Thermal Stitch
00:22:30 Thermal Stitch Increase Round
00:44:50 Ending Crown Shaping – Beginning Body of the Hat
00:46:25 Eliminating the center ridge
00:52:55 Changing Colors – Adding a Stripe
00:56:05 Using Different Yarn Weights/Hooks
Baby Blanket Update
Back in August of last year, I finished a baby blanket for a niece who was pregnant.
Eloise was born on January 7, 2023 and I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect newborn. Her parents say the blanket helps soothe her when she’s fussy. Such a fortunate child.
Started back on a little bit of craft show knitting with a pair of Rose’s Fingerless Mitts.
At last year’s craft show, I sold out of Rose’s Fingerless Mitts. Hopefully they’ll be popular again at the end of this year.