We Love: crochet winter accessories
This week, we’re thinking about preparing for winter with crochet winter accessories, from hats to scarves and mittens.
It seems that in my life, I’ve chosen two major hobbies that start thinking about winter in August. Music, and yarn crafts. While musicians start rehearsals in late summer, knitters and crocheters are stocking up their stashes in preparation for holiday gifting. I know I’m definitely not alone in saying that crochet winter accessories are a highlight of the season! Here are some of my favorite cold weather crochet accessories, perfect for holiday gifting or as a personal pick-me-up.
This adorable and classic hat is created using puff stitches and crochet cables to create this leafy, lacy design. It’s perfect for beginner crocheters who want to try their hand at something more intricate, and it makes an impressive gift. I love Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light for this pattern – it’s a wool and alpaca blend, and it’s available in a stunning range of colors.
Speaking of crochet cables, this hat is a great introduction to using this technique. With a big button accent and wide crochet cables, this hat is a no-brainer. You’ll need some worsted weight yarn for this hat: I recommend Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, a super soft, classic yarn in a wide spectrum of shades.
This simple hat uses a 4 ply yarn and beginner techniques to create a classic slouch hat design. I love the idea of mixing and matching shades, and even going for a very fashionable ombre look, with lighter shades at the crown and darker shades at the brim, or vice versa. I can’t get enough of Classic Elite Yarns Villa, an alpaca and bamboo blend that’s deliciously soft – it’s perfect for a comfy, non-itchy hat!
This hat is made using slip stitches, and worked from the side with a gathered crown. The pattern includes extensive technique photo tutorials and row by row instructions to help you along. I love Jamieson’s Shetland Heather for this pattern – the gorgeous tonal shades with hints of heather and tweed are perfect for this simple design.
Scarves and shawls are a must-have during the chilly winter months, and they also make fantastic gifts. Are you planning ahead for the holidays yet? These pretty patterns are perfect for gift-giving this year.
I am really loving this unique design! The pattern has row by row instructions, and the simple pattern repeat means that you can customize this scarf to be nearly any length you can dream up. You’ll need some fingering weight yarn, like Lang Yarns Cashmere Lace, a luxury yarn that’s sure to impress.
This delicious infinity scarf is simple enough for beginners, with its in-depth photo tutorial for the chevron design and row by row instructions. This project features Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran, which is available in a stunning palette of shades.
This super simple pattern will have you feeling snuggly in no time. You could mix and match shades to create any style shawl, from a stylish ombre to a funky bold stripe. This pattern features Rowan Pure Linen in a selection of complementary shades.
Hands are the first things to get cold when the frost hits, so don’t be caught frozen-handed – crochet yourself some gloves or mittens to keep warm.
These dainty, adorable mitts feature a basket weave design on the wrist, with a delicate floral design on the hand. They are worked in the round, with the floral design stitched on after finishing the body of the mitts. I love the idea of using Rico Essentials Cashlana DK, a super soft yarn that won’t irritate sensitive hands.
If basket weave patterns and cross stitching intimidates you, I recommend these cute and cozy mitts. Using very simple crochet techniques, these mitts are a quick crochet gift for anyone on your list this year. They feature Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino DK yarn in a selection of shades.
These gorgeous gloves are created using only the slip stitch. The decorative lace design doubles as a comfy thumb hole, and the pattern includes detailed, descriptive tutorials on techniques and procedures. I recommend Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Worsted, which is deliciously soft and has a wide range of available shades.
This year, I forsee many crochet winter accessories coming from my (sizeable) stash, and many holiday gifts being given. The only choice is, where should I start?
Which of these patterns will you start with this season? Tell me in the comments!
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