Simply Crochet: Diamonds and Lace Hat
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Welcome back to the Simply Crochet Countdown, where we’re counting down the days to the book’s official launch date. If you can’t wait, you can also buy it now as an E-book. Today I wanted to tell you a little bit more about my Diamonds and Lace Hat, another one skein project in the book. In case you missed my Twist Cowl/Wrap, read more about it here.
For this hat, I knew I wanted to use one skein of a fine weight yarn (I actually pitched it in lace weight) and use both cables and lace to create something interesting to stitch and wear. Post stitches and eyelets make up an all-over diamond pattern that’s worked in the round, and the part I love best is how they converge at the crown of the cap.
This hat is worked from the bottom up and takes less than 200 yards of sock yarn (or, one sock’s worth). I really love the yarn, Spud and Chloe Fine. It’s a sturdy, tightly twisted yarn that shows off the textured cables without sacrificing softness.
Here’s a side view on my sister Mary, just to give you another angle. Lucky for you, this pattern–and all patterns in the book–includes a stitch diagram to walk you through the setup rows and overall diamond pattern.
And, lucky for you if you’ve read this far, Interweave has generously donated one Simply Crochet E-book for a randomly selected Lindamade reader. Answer the question below by midnight on Saturday, Dec 10th and I’ll update this post with the winner on Sunday. Come back Monday for yet another fun book review!
Do you have a special ball of yarn in your stash that you’re saving for the perfect project? Tell me about it. If you don’t, just tell me about one of your favorite yarns.