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Crochet Aspen Hat and Gloves Set (I hope to have the pattern available soon)
My daughter really needed a new pair of gloves for the winter, so I thought to save money, I would crochet some using yarn from my stash. Kayleigh and I looked through some glove patterns. Kayleigh chose fingerless mittens so she could cover her hands most of the time and uncover them if she needed to use her hands for something. Then she decided on the yarn by searching through my entire stash until she was set on the one that was perfect for the job.The choice ended up being the James C Brett Chunky with Merino, which was left over from my Knitted Yoga Hoody.
I made some for Kameron and Korey too. Kameron wanted fingerless gloves and Korey wanted the mittens. I used different yarn that they each chosefrom my stash and they turned out amazing. I made a 4th pair but just as fingerless gloves, or wrist warmers as some people call them. I used more of the James C Brett yarn and they are pictures above.
I wanted to work from the cuff down to the fingers. This was to make sizing easier. I also got Kayleigh to try it on as I went so I could be sure the size was accurate.
I crocheted in rows for the cuff, working front and back loop only stitches, and in the round for the hand. For this I worked in a combination of UK Treble Crochet/tr [US Double Crochet/dc] and UK Double Crochet/dc [US Single Crochet/sc] to create the Griddle Stitch.
Kayleigh wanted a more comfortable woolly hat and requested for it to match the gloves. I decided to work from the rim upwards, in the same way as the gloves but rather than the Griddle stitch, I worked alternate back and front loop stitches. She also wanted it to be a slouch hat to have room to fit her hair.
I loved working on this project and the stitch pattern looks really gorgeous in the James C Brett yarn. I am even considering designing a scarf to match this set.
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James C Brett Chunky with Merino (shade - 19 Blue).
2 x 100g (3.5oz/164yds/150m) ball.
Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].
Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 6mm/UK 4 [US 10] crochet hook.
The crochet hook I used was 6mm/UK 4 [US 10].
I would give the James C. Brett Chunky with Merino yarn a 4 out of 5 for the following reasons:-
- It was extremely easy to work.
- There is a large choice of colours available;
- The feel of it is very soft once washed.
- The cost of yarn is reasonable for the amount you get on a ball - I paid about £3.05 per 100g ball but it is currently £2.95.
- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY.
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