Friday, November 13, 2015

Winterlaced Hat and Cowl

by Yuliya Tkacheva
MsWeaver

Cheerful Christmas stocks have replaced spooky Halloween merchandise in the local shops, and that is always a good reminder for me about the approaching holiday season.

With the weather getting chilly, my daughter has received her Christmas gift early this year: a hat with a pompom and a matching cowl.


The hat was very quick to make. It is also one of my favourite crochet techniques, post-stitch crochet, which, when worked in the same direction, creates a wonderfully uniform texture, so it was a pleasure to crochet. The basket-weave stitch pattern insert closer to the brim creates an illusion of a wide horizontal band laced into the pattern. 


The cowl took me a bit longer, since I wanted the loop to be long enough to go round her neck twice (the patterns provides shorter options). A variation of the basket-weave stitch-pattern matches the insert on the hat.


The hat and the cowl patterns are available individually as separate patterns on Ravelry, Etsy and Love Crochet. But for those interested in the set, I have combined the two patterns into an ebook on Ravelry and a bundle on Etsy.

There is also an exclusive offer on the Ravelry ebook for those subscribed to the Cup of Stitches newsletter, as well as the members of the Cup of Stitches Ravelry group (check out the announcement thread).

Happy Holiday Crocheting!

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