Without further ado:
I am in LOVE with this cowl. I was sitting at the comp, thinking of how I was going to use up my yarns, and the idea hit me like a ton of bricks. Faster than you could say "crochet" I had the yarn out and was stitching away:)
I used a strand of grey Phentex "Fashion Twenty-Three" in the colourway Soft Slate, and a strand of Red Heart Designer Sport in Celadon. Stitched with a 9mm hook. If I had a bigger hook, I would have used it to achieve a better drape. Alas, I do not, but this is certainly wearable as-is! All it is is doubles worked the short way (13 stitches), and then slip stitched together moebius-style when I had the length I wanted. Easy peasy!
The hat took me a little while. I had originally only done the cowl, but then I seen this set done by Calophi and decided I needed to make a hat too!
Now, after some thinking, I decided I didn't want anything too "matchy" and I also wanted something that would appeal to someone other than myself, as I have hopes of selling and/or gifting these. A quick look on Ravelry (well, as quick as you can browse through over 1000 free patterns anyways :P), and I decided to use this pattern (Rav link), both because I thought I could make it mostly out of the green, with the grey as an accent, and because I have never worked a hat in this method (I've only ever made hats from the top down!) before and I was up for a new challenge!
Here is the toque:
I was slightly peaved with this pattern. Albeit I am using a different yarn, my gauge was correct to the pattern specs, but I still had to alter the pattern in both the brim and in the crown forming, otherwise this would have been a hugely tall toque :P On the other hand, I'm kind of loving the slight "flapper"-esque feel of this toque! You can tell it a little better when it is being worn:
(Do you all know how hard it is to take a decent pic of yourself?? Holy moly, these are the best shots out of 20-odd pics!! The first is true to colour, the second is a little better in that you can see the whole cowl! )
Be sure to stop by over the next few weeks, as I craft towards getting my stash used up :) A few upcoming posts will include:
How to fold a Starghan nice and square. (It can be done!!)
Sherberty/rainbowy blanket update.
Yummy scrummy baby goodies for fall. (You'll love the pudgy goodness!!)
Halloween crafts with and for kids.
ETA: Just found this blog, and thought I'd link seeing as I put up a new post today :)
Unfortunately, the button doesn't fit on my sidebar, so you get it here in the bottom of the post instead :P