A little crochet test that I took part in during July was the OTT hat by Addydae designs. The pattern for the coordinating cowl (LOL) is already out, and the hat pattern won’t be far away! Crocheted hats are a great project when you want something fast, want to use up a small amount of yarn, or want a nice hand-made gift. I crocheted a beanie for Clare (with added pom pom):
And crocheted a slouch hat for myself.
Both hats were crocheted in Bendigo Woollen Mills Murano (left over from the girls’ scooter vests, which I now suspect that I failed to blog!) which self-stripes as you work. I really enjoyed the simple stitch pattern as it really highlighted the colours in the yarn in addition to giving a lovely texture. Another great pattern from Deanne!