A few months ago I had the joy of seeing this new pattern of mine released. This is available from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts, a delightful yarn company out of Canada! This hat and fingerless mitts set is made in their 100% Superwash Merino fingering weight. The colorway is called Cross Stitch Sampler. Isn't that a great name?! I love it! It reminds me of being a little girl and watching my mom cross stitch. I'd watch has she's gradually fill in a little section of color, and then another next to it, until at least I could see the beginning of a picture. One thing I LOVE about Ancient Arts is that they offer several yarn bases, but then you can get any of their gorgeous 140+ colorways in any of those yarn bases!
This is a slouch hat with a knot tied in the bottom. You actually begin by crocheting the long tie pieces and then work up to the rest of the hat. you can roll the bottom edge up and tie it if you like that look, or leave it unrolled to leave the hat slouchy in the back. You can also easily add length if you want your hat longer, or leave out some rounds if you want it shorter.
The fingerless mitts also have ties crocheted into them that you tie in a knot to decorate your mitts (and hat). I love this! I am so pleased with how they turned out. I especially like the picture below because I think it does justice to the beautiful colors of this yarn.
The pattern stitch is seed stitch, or what I have also seen called moss stitch. The pattern is a little complex because of the ties that are made, but nothing that an experienced stitcher can't handle. If you are newer to the craft, you may need to invite your crochet buddy over for an evening to help you through that part, but when is that ever a bad thing?!
When you finish your hat and mitts I hope you'll share your photos on Ravelry or on my Facebook page! I love seeing photos of finished projects from my patterns!