I’ve become slightly obsessed with wearing clothes that I’ve made of late. This, combined with my standard wintry behaviour of staying snuggled up at home in the warm, has led me onto my most recent project; crochet jumper, slippers and bobble hat. Now, I probably won’t wear the hat indoors, but it was such an easy and quick addition.
I also love these neutral shades by King Cole from Love Crochet – so I had to put them to good use.
I used an 8mm hook and seven skeins of super chunky yarn to make this jumper, the pattern is one of my own but I’ve not got the fit quite right so I won’t be sharing this just yet. I’ll keep you posted though!
I used one skein for the hat, and one skein for the pom pom (yes, one whole skein – but the bigger the pom pom the better, right?!)
Free crochet hat pattern:
It’s a super chunky weight yarn from King Cole and I used a 12mm hook.
To start, chain 5 and join with a sl st to make a ring
Step 1: work 8 dc into the ring, join with a sl st to complete the round
Step 2: ch 2 and work 1 dc into the same st
Step 3: work 2 dc into every st around, join with a sl st to complete the round (16)
Step 4: ch 2 and work 1 dc into the same st
Step 5: *work 1 dc into the next st, and work 2 dc into the next st* around, join with a sl st to complete the round (24)
Tip: It’s a good idea to measure your hat to your head at this point – normally I’d run an extra round of increases (*work 1 dc into the next 2 st, work 2 dc into the next st* around (32)), however the combination of such a super chunky yarn, a dc stitch, and a 12mm hook, meant that this was as many increases as I needed.
Step 6: now work 8 rounds of dc around, or until you’ve achieved the right depth for your head – I wanted a turn up so 2 rounds were built in for that.
Step 7: finish with a round of sc, join with a sl st and fasten off. Weave in your loose ends.
Make your pom pom in the traditional way, and attach it to the first round of your hat with two strands of the same colour yarn, thread through the ends and tie in a knot on the underside of the hat so it feels secure.
These slippers are my favourite thing at the minute.
I used 1.5 skeins for the pair but I used 2 separate balls so I wouldn’t have to join yarn part way through the second slipper.
And I used a beautiful ‘Eat, sleep, crochet, repeat’ 5mm wooden hook (which you can buy from Not On The High Street for around £5).
The slipper pattern is from Molla Mill’s book, Crochetterie (you can buy a copy from Amazon for less than £20) – I made a women’s size 6, but the book also covers men’s size 9, and children’s size 9.5… and it’s pretty obvious from how the pattern reads where you could add or remove rounds for all the sizes in between. It’s nice and simple to follow and the fit is spot on. Thanks Molla!
Now if you need me I’ll be tucked up under a mound of yarn, probably sweating.