The Kelpie Hat is designed by Joanne Scrace for the Crochet Project.
I crocheted the Kelpie Hat in a Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK yarn in the emerald colourway. The rich, lustrous colour really makes the stitches pop. The yarn is a blend of 66% merino and 34% silk, so there is a beautiful shine to the yarn. The merino silk blend yarn also adds some drape to the hat. The stitch pattern has some stretch for a forgiving fit, as well as a stretchy ribbing.
The interesting stitch pattern is made up of of half-double crochet stitches (hdc). The pattern includes options for three sizes. I made size small and I used just over one skein of the yarn using 5.0 and 5.5 mm crochet hooks.
The Crochet Project is an endeavour by by Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin, both designers with a passion for beautiful and wearable designs. They have published several patterns and e-books that showcase beautiful yarns in modern, wearable garments and accessories. I personally have purchased some of their e-books, and I love all the designs I have made so far.
The Kelpie Hat is available for purchase in our Etsy shop.