Friday, August 29, 2014

Rocky Mountain Sunset Hat and Cowl

Isn't that a delightful name? Chosen by the Love of Crochet team, it's perfect for this cozy duo stitched in a soft, deep aubergine yarn, accented with colour-changing stripes that shade from topaz to bright rose to subtle amethyst.

Photo courtesy of Love of Crochet

The set was made with Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool, a smooth, light worsted with a soft hand and beautiful drape.

Here are the hat and cowl on my dining table in March, freshly completed and ready to be shipped off to Love of Crochet:

Both projects feature the Mock Invisible Join, which gives a virtually seamless look to the cowl and the hat band. Half-double crochets worked in the back bar offer great visual texture, and dropped stitches create the illusion of woven stripes.

Here's an inside view of the Mock Invisible Join, showing the unused colours being carried up the inside of the work:

The Rocky Mountain Sunset Hat and Cowl patterns are currently available in Love of Crochet Autumn 2014.

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Love of Crochet has provided downloadable tutorials for the Mock Invisible Join and the Invisible Join (click here for the links). Or you can check out my tutorials: Mrs. M's Mock Invisible Join, and the Invisible Join.

Thanks for viewing, and happy crocheting!

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