Point being, if I look cute in the Secret Santa Hat, imagine how cute you are gonna be! I just know you are going to be the hit of every Christmas party, plus grab compliments while you are just out running errands. You will need DK (3) weight yarn and a 5.5mm crochet hook. I always recommend a good supply of stitch markers as well.
As soon as I opened my package of City Tweed DK yarn from KnitPicks, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. This soft yarn was begging to be made into an ultra-wide shawl, with just enough ventilation to allow me to breathe but not become too chilly. This meant it was time to try my hand at designing something with the filet crochet technique.
I designed my hat for this year's Crochet Cancer Challenge in honor of my daddy. I love that the challenge is held during his birthday month, and I was able to sweet talk a friend who had already called "dibs" on today to trade me days so I could share my dad's hat with you on his birthday!
The Alpine Aspen Scarf was designed as part of the Autumn Exclusives event hosted by my friend Fiona from Cosy Rosie UK, and I am absolutely thrilled that she asked me to be part of another of her "Exclusives" events! I know you are going to love this fun pattern. It is advanced beginner friendly and just complex enough to keep you interested, while also having a series of repeats that can be done while watching a show with your spouse or refereeing unruly children.
The Playful Poncho is going to be your go-to fall accessory, and you'll probably want to wear it in the spring as well as the warmer winter days too! I had so much fun working on this design, and when I was finished my hubby put it on as a joke. Shockingly, it looked really good on him as well, which makes this the perfect unisex poncho pattern.