Wednesday, November 13, 2013

FO: Sleek and Skinny Ear Warmer

With the cold weather, comes my desire to play with yarn. I have a few projects on my needles from last spring, when the urge to knit disappeared, but they are both kind of detailed projects and I wanted something quick to finish to boost my mojo, so I turned to crochet.
Except that I couldn't find my hooks!! Y'all, I have no idea what I did with them. I'm sure I put them somewhere that I wouldn't forget... D'oh. Fortunately, I had a couple of hooks stuck in with my knitting needles that I use to pick up dropped stitches, so I grabbed a 'G' hook and some Knit Picks Chroma Worsted and went to town.
The pattern is the Sleek and Skinny Ear Warmer. You can find all my Ravelry notes here, if you want the technical details (and the free pattern!). It is a combination of single crochet, double crochet and puff stitch, which gives it the slightly nobby texture. I love the sort of ombre stripe effect that happened with the yarn. I totally couldn't have planned that if I'd tried!
The headband closes in back with a big 'ole button. I did my first crocheted buttonholes! Spoiler: They were super easy. My tabs are a little rough, but I played a bit fast and loose with the stitch counts, so that is probably to blame.
The resulting ear warmer is super duper cozy. It'll keep my ears nice and toasty on the playground. I might have to make another to wear with the black half of my wardrobe.

3 comments:

  1. That looks great on you and warm, too.

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  2. Oh, cute! I've just gotten into crochet this year and this looks achievable :-)

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  3. super cute! I crocheted a few scarfs a million years ago. I should make one of these.

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