Wednesday, January 28, 2015


by Yuliya Tkacheva MsWeaver

When I created this design, I wanted to whip up a quick hat I could wear on my short trip to Amsterdam. A slightly slouchy simple rib beanie with a store-bought look, which would pair easily with a wide variety of looks. No fancy stitch patterns, nothing too laborious. Something I could crochet in a couple of evenings during the busy holiday season in time for my city break in early January.

This is how I came to own my City Break hat and I absolutely loved wearing it in Amsterdam! So much that I felt it deserved a pattern. Who wouldn't like having a classic rib hat in their wardrobe?

Worked in fingering-weight yarn, entirely with post-stitches, it is stretchy and comfortable, while being warm and stylish. The slightly slouchy shape gives a contemporary touch to this otherwise classical rib design. This is definitely a hat I would want to make in a variety of different colours.

To keep myself sufficiently entertained while crocheting it I added a narrow section of basketweave stitch pattern, which breaks the vertical ribs rather nicely, but this can be omitted completely if you want a plain rib beanie.

The pattern is fully written out and contains charts for a more visual crocheter. It offers three sizes, from baby to adult, to fit any head size.

Links: City Break Hat (pattern)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

PROJECT: Four Days in Amsterdam

The first project in our Temperature CAL is ready!

This is Yuliya's Four Days in Amsterdam bracelet and the colors represent the highlights of each of the 4 days she recently spent in Amsterdam:

Red - excitement of the first day
Yellow - Van Gogh Museum
Green - a trip to the countryside
Blue - feeling a bit blue having to say good-bye to the beautiful city.
Pattern: Happy Day Bracelets by Elena Fedotova
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