This was really a case of the yarn insipring the project. When I first felt this yarn, I knew it would be perfect for warm, snuggly winter wear. It was so soft and would keep the wearer warm. A close fitting hat would be perfect! I had been playing around with crocheting through the back loop of stitches and the little ridges they created. I wanted to create an almost faux woven appearance with the look of the ridges every other stitch and the single crochet seemingly disappearing behind them.
Lindsey Stephens learned to crochet while on a three day road trip with her children. Crochet has helped her maintain her sanity ever since. Visit her online at http://heartandcomfort.wordpress.com
50% angora 50% wool
Lush is a blend of wool and angora spun into a 4 ply worsted-weight yarn. The wool in the mix keeps the yarn stable and sturdy, and combined with the way that it is twisted, provides a bit of spring to the yarn. The addition of angora makes the yarn extremely soft and cuddly and provides a lovely even halo. Knitting and crocheting with Lush is a pleasureit has the hand of a luxury yarn but without the price. Lush comes in 24 colors that range from soft and subtle to rich and bold.
Lindsay’s lovely hat is crocheted in the round, producing a smooth and seamless piece. The angora in Lush gives the crochet stitches a luscious, soft appearance.
Learn how to crochet in the round.
Here is the free downloadable Lush Crochet Angora Cap pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2