I HATE when you can see where a finished piece was ended. Almost as much as I hate seams (you can find my seamless crochet methods here). This is my method for finishing a piece of work, especially useful in hats, so that you can not easily tell where the last stitch was completed and secured. Hope you enjoy.
Complete the last stitch in pattern. Do NOT join with sl st if working in the round.
Cut tail approx 6″ long and pull up on hook so that tail is free
Thread tail onto embroidery needle. You will stitch into the second stitch after where you are. Go under both loops of stitch.
Then stitch into the top of the last stitch you completed. Go in between the loops. Secure to inside of of work to finish.
This is the finished result. You can barely see the last stitch and it is completely secure.
You may also enjoy my other helpful hints and tricks
How to Design Your Own Custom Crochet Hat
Hope you can put this trick to good use… Happy Hookin’!