Learn to Crochet A Hat!

7459.jpgFirst things first…the winner of my Craftsy class! Congrats to Alaxandra L! I’ve already contacted her. Thank y’all for playing along!

Now…onto the actual blog post!

Remember my blog post, Learn to Crochet a Shawl? When I announced my new line of patterns, Singles?

Singles are specific patterns available via Ravelry that are perfect for beginners to take their skills to the next level. Each will focus on a different technique!

This week we have a really cool hat, Ruga. A perfect three season hat (maybe four depending on where you live) that is versatile, unisex, and really fun to work up! Did I mention it is only ONE DOLLAR.

You can get the pattern here for just $1.00!

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Crochet hat’s are a perennial favorite. They tend to be the second or third thing we learn to crochet and they are a lot of fun.

However, one of the scariest steps for crocheters is to go from working flat (back and forth) to working in the round. That, combined with decreasing/increasing, pattern stitches, and changing colors can make a lot of hats challenging.

I wanted to counter that by making a fun and fashionable hat that is worked flat! Yup! FLAT.

The hat uses an older yarn that is no longer in production but that’s okay. You just need a DK weight yarn. Something in between a fingering weight yarn and a worsted weight yarn. As long as everything matches up gauge wise…you’ll be good to go.

Gauge is the measurement of stitches and rows per inch.

The fun stitch is inspired by one of my FAVORITE plants and the colors just happen to be that of one of my fav college football teams. You can make it in your favorite colors, though.

You can get the pattern here for just $1.00!

I hope you share this post with all of your friends!

Keep Crocheting!

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Learn to Crochet a Shawl!

 

Happy Thursday y’all!

Today, I have a really cool new thing to share with you. For awhile I’ve wanted to do a series of patterns that are fun, quick to stitch, and great for learning new techniques. I get to do that now!

Introducing – Singles!

Singles are going to be specific patterns available on via Ravelry that are perfect for beginners to tale their skills to the next level. Each will focus on a different techie and the pattern will include LOTS of information about that technique.

This week we have a really sweet shawl, Camellia. Named for the strong flowering plant…this shawl will stand up to the rigors of spring, summer, fall, and winter. It is a versatile piece, made in a popular yarn…and only ONE DOLLAR.

You can get the pattern here for just $1.00!

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There is something special about crochet shawls, amiright?

They are perfect for spring, summer, fall, and winter. They are a great way to show off that special skein of yarn. Not to mention…they make every outfit a bit brighter.

However…want to know why I love crochet shawls?

They are perfect for learning new techniques, don’t take all that long, and look gorgeous in the end. This shawl will definitely take you from beginner to advanced beginner overnight. If you can crochet a granny square…you can crochet this shawl.

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I need to clean my desk…

This shawl is worked from the top down beginning at the back of the neck and working your way out. The overall stitch is one you may be familiar with, a modified granny triangle stitch. Modified in that it’s a lot lacier. What’s this mean? Not only is it great for this time of year, but it uses only a tiny bit of yarn.

How much?

Just two skeins of Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted. However, you can use any worsted weight yarn you’d like! Red heart? Yup. Vanna’s Choice? Yup. Caron Simply Soft? Yup. Cascade 220? Yup.Just make sure you have about 250-300yds of whatever yarn you choose.

Any worsted weight yarn will work. The pattern itself is less about the yarn than it is about the hook. You need a larger hook, it’s a must. The larger the hook the lighter weight the shawl will be overall.

Remember, when crocheting shawls use a hook size 3-4 sizes larger than that recommended on the ball band. 

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The overall shawl size is the perfect size at a 48in. wingspan. The depth is close to 14in. from the neck to the point. The shawl could be made larger, or smaller, depending on what you’d like! A rose petal inspired border is added to give the shawl a finished and classic appearance!

The shawl itself was inspired by the botanical gardens I visit every weekend here in North Carolina.

You can get the pattern here for just $1.00!

I hope y’all will share this post and this pattern!