I have a new crochet pattern in the latest issue of Knitcircus–a multicrafty magazine that includes a lot of knitting and a little bit of everything else (including recipes, and sometimes, sewing!). I found this fun mag earlier this year and immediately wanted to submit something fun for crocheters. Of course, getting to meet the editor (Jaala Spiro) over Jeni’s ice cream at TNNA made me love the mag even more…
My pattern, the Lace Slouch Hat, is on page 86-87. It’s worked with one skein of Malabrigo Lace (hmm, can you tell I love this yarn? I have designed two other hats with it so far!) and the pattern gives you information to make it slouchy or beanie-like. I used a combination of puff stitches, skipped stitches and double crochets to get a wonderfully soft drape. I love how lightweight the hat is and can’t wait to wear it this winter.
One of the neat things about Knitcircus is that the designs are sold together as a collection for as long as the issue is the current–so for $8.49 you get a crazy amount of patterns (26, to be precise). And, you can read some great articles, yarn and book reviews absolutely free on the site. The other crochet pattern in this issue is a pretty broomstick lace shawl (with tutorial!) and, there are lots of knitting patterns for those of you who are double agents.
I may have more of a watermelon head than the model….
I’m giving the pattern collection away to 3 lucky Lindamade readers. To enter, answer the question below by Monday, August 29th at 12 midnight CST. Due to some issues with my last giveaways, you must include your e-mail address in order to win (no one else can see it if you fill it out as directed when you comment), and if I don’t hear back from you within 2 days of emailing you, I’ll give the collection to someone else.
What pattern would you most like to make from the Fall 2011 Issue of Knitcircus? (No need to suck up in order to win! ).