Friday, November 25, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern: Alma Hat

Turban-style hats are so elegant. I recently knitted one in seed stitch based on a 1940s pattern but wanted something that was a little easier to wear, so I scooted over to Jo-Ann Fabrics and picked up a trusty skein of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice for a crocheted version. I'm really happy about this color. I've always been drawn to mustard yellow, especially during the fall, and Vanna's Choice has it in the perfect hue.

At the time, I also happened to be reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, so this pattern is named after Alma Singer, a clever, quirky character in the story. Here's to you, Alma.

  • Vanna's Choice Yarn in "Mustard" (worsted-weight yarn, one skein)
  • H hook (5.00 mm)
  • tapestry needle

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Hat (っ・ω・)っ

Here's a preview of a new hat using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. (Can you tell it's my go-to yarn?) Free pattern coming soon!