Ombré Shells Hat


"Two strands of yarn held together create a tweedy, ombré look. Highlight your favorite color in a group of three choices with a wide hat band. A simple shell stitch creates zig zags of color. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows (for hat band), crocheting in the round (for rest of hat) Skipping stitches, increasing and decreasing, crocheting in the back loop only Skill Level Easy Finished Size Adult: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.75” (19.5 cm) height. Materials Willow & Lark Ramble yarn (100% Merino wool, 1.75 oz/50 g/137 yd/125 m) – 1 skein each in 127 Rhubarb Pink (CA), 105 Thunder Grey – Melange (CB), and 120 Puddle Blue – Melange (CC), or approximately 137 yd (125 m) in each of 3 colors in any light weight yarn. US Size K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Gauge Hat Band = 2” (5 cm) wide in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge."


Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

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Now this one i LIKE! I always forget about my option of substituting a chunky yarn for two worsted strands of my choice. Do you know how many other color combinations you could come up with by doing this? You can really be your own yarn designer! I often use the pebble stitch, most recently in dishcloths and hot pads. It creates a wonderful texture!

I love the idea of using two quite different strands of yarn together to work up this project. You can get such unique color combinations that way, too! The hats nice, but what really caught my eye was that yarn card. I have so many brands and colors of yarn that its hard to keep up. And its horrible to try matching under fluorescent lights in the stores. I think Ill organize mine by color families.


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