DIY: Alpaca Cabled Crochet Beanie and Free Pattern

DIY Alpaca Cabled Crochet Beanie and Free Pattern

I made this cabled crochet beanie as a store sample for our local yarn shop Ewe Knit. This is the second time I used the Caron Cable Twist Hat pattern from Yarnspirations; back in the spring, I used an undyed wool to make the hat and the pom pom.

DIY: Crochet Tam O’Shanter and Free Pattern

Crochet Tam O'Shanter and Free Pattern

Traditional tam o’shanters are knitted from wool, but others are made from tartan; this is my version, a crochet tam o’shanter. I first heard the word ‘tam o’shanter,’ which is named after the hero from one of Robert Burns’  poems, when I watched the animated Beatrix Potter Collection as a kid. The first episode has […]

DIY: Chunky Cabled Crochet Beanie with Free Pattern

Chunky Cabled Crochet Beanie

Although it’s now spring, I’m still energetically crocheting hats – this chunky cabled crochet beanie is from Yarnspirations. Tomiko and I are trying out some new patterns (and writing our own) in beautiful yarns from our local yarn stores to eventually sell in our Kiku Corner Etsy shop! This was the first time I crocheted […]

DIY: Crochet Pineapple Toque and Free Pattern

Crochet Pineapple Toque with Free Pattern

I started this crochet pineapple toque several times over the last few months, and I finally got around to finishing it! The lattice-like effect is easily done with double crochet stitches in two colours of yarn, and topping the hat with a pom pom made us think of pineapples. The crochet stitches are rather dense, […]

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