Now that summer is officially here and many of us are hiding from the heat, I'm reminded of my husband's tip, “Imagine that it's -30° Celsius out there and you’re lucky enough to be warm.”
I mentioned on Twitter a while back that I had spent a couple of weeks crocheting winter hats. It seems like a good time to start showing them off. Here’s the first instalment.
I found this great Boy Beanie pattern at allfreecrafts.com. It’s is a free crochet pattern by Laura Killoran that was originally published in Stitch N Bitch Crochet - The Happy Hooker, March 2006. I made a couple of these for nephews last Christmas and it is such an easy and quick pattern that I couldn’t resist making more.
The first one is in a steely blue-grey acrylic I’ve had sitting around for years. I want to say it’s Red Heart Super Saver but I can’t be sure and there’s no label anymore. The second is Red Heart Comfort and my kids are really into Pokémon, so this was a no-brainer. The third was an experiment in combining novelty yarn with this pattern. I am not sure I like it yet. I recommend you double-strand the novelty yarn when trying this, to make it fluffier. The fourth hat is for my brother-in-law, a huge Edmonton Eskimos fan. More Red Heart here (it's one of only two brands I can buy locally). The yellow I used for the ‘gold’ is actually the same yarn as the Pokémon hat, but I had to adjust the lighting in the picture to show off that gorgeous green.
Do you have a crochet pattern that you remake over and over just because it’s fast or easy or just pretty? Tell me about it!
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