Ok, so this is not really about crafting, but here is what happens:
I craft an item (mostly a wood pickaxe) and after I place it in my HUD bar, it does not work, however pushing the X button (NOT what's on the controller) places it in the HUD on its own.
Click the crafted item (after crafting) and try to place it in your HUD bar
BUT this does not always happen. I would say a 60% chance of not happening.