In April I will be going on a knitting trip to Scotland and England with Rowan Tree Travel with a group from my LYS Kid Ewe Knot. Since it will be spring, I decided to make a light beanie to bring along. I settled on this Paton pattern called Swirl Hat on Yarnspirations.
I went back to Kid Ewe Knot last weekend and picked up my second skein of Galway Worsted yarn so I could finish my original hat. This time I bought different buttons on Amazon and a different pom pom. I think the second hat came out as well (although I still like mine more).
The original hat that I started, but the second hat that I finished.
One of my employees kept remarking about how much she loved my hat, so I ended up giving her the second hat. Most of what I crochet, I crochet for myself, or gifts. So since I already had a hat, the second hat was bound to be a gift anyway and she really liked my hat.
Both hats in progress. I made mine a size bigger than the original hat.
I ended up having some extra yarn left over from my hat, so I decided to try to make a cowl with the left overs. I followed the same motif as the hat and just winged it. Since both the hat and the cowl are 100% wool, I’m thinking of lining them both with a soft fleece or soft faux fur. But, I have not gone fabric shopping yet. Perhaps if I line them I’ll show off the end results.
My improvised cowl using the same motif. It’s a little small, just wanted to use up the excess yarn.
I wanted to take part in the season’s furry Pom Pom hat trend. I also wanted a hat with cables, so I searched around Pinterest and didn’t find anything I liked. Then I went to Etsy and found this cute Mini Plaits Winter Hat crochet pattern.
I’ve been seeing these hats with the fur pom poms and I wanted to make myself one. I also wanted texture. So I looked around for free patterns and didn’t find anything I liked, then went to Etsy and found a really cute pattern and bought it.
I started making my hat the week between Christmas and New Year. I was up New Year’s Eve until midnight trying to finish it. I got so close, I just needed maybe 3 or 4 more rows, but I ran out of yarn.