Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stella Beret

Hats aren’t just for keeping your ears warm in chilly weather, though Stella surely has that covered. It can be worn a multitude of ways; as a traditional beret, a slouch style hat, down over the ears, or pull the crown down on one side for the look of a classic French beret. The details are what make Stella special, spiraling starburst on the crown formed by the increases, and a contrasting rounded brim keeps the hat on snugly while adding visual interest. This pattern is now available in my Ravelry Store.

Megan Cowl

Cowls are a wonderful alternative to scarves, keeping the wearer warm without the bulk of a scarf tucked into their coat. This cowl features a button closure so it doesn’t have to be pulled over the head. The stitch pattern used creates a slight picot effect on the edge, and this is echoed by the contrasting picot trim. Alternate stitch creates textural interest, but is as easy to work as plain single crochet. This pattern is now available in my Ravelry Store.

Lauren Mitts

Thick and fluffy in a combination of granite stitch and ribbing, these fingerless mitts will keep you nice and toasty when the temperatures drop. Long ribbed cuffs keep the cold and wet out, and tuck easily beneath coat sleeves so no tender skin peeks out. The granite stitch body is remarkably stretchy, and forms many small pockets of air to trap warmth. A decorative strap and button complete the mitts with fashionable flair. This pattern is now available in my Ravelry Store.

Julia Cloche

This 20’s style hat can be easily whipped up in an afternoon or two. By using a hook two sizes larger than usually recommended for this weight yarn, the fabric created is flexible and stretchy, and the half-double crochet stitch ensures a denser fabric without large holes to let chilly breezes through. Embellish it with the flower included in the pattern, or add your own touch with a unique embellishment of your choosing. This pattern is now available in my Ravelry Store.