thick & quick

I wanted to make a hat to go with the chunky infinity scarf that I made a few weeks ago, so I knit up one of my favorite patterns, the Cordova knit hat by designer Jen LaCroix. I used one skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Oatmeal (123) and followed the directions exactly. This is a quick knit that I was able to finish over two days during holiday break, so if you want instant gratification  with a project and need a hat for the Winter or a quick gift, I highly recommend this pattern.  

Here are some pictures of my finished piece. 

Finished hat with chunky infinity scarf

The slouchiness of this hat is just perfect.

Have you knit up any slouchy hats lately? If so, do you have any favorite patterns to share? If so, please comment below. I’d love to check out what others recommend.

-Dana

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I completed a pretty nifty infinity scarf for myself over holiday break and wanted to share. I used the stitch pattern called the Pavement Infinity Scarf, which is found here.  Please note that I used a few different materials than what the pattern called for. Here are the details:

I used a much bigger hook (US S) for the project as I crochet tighter and also wanted a much loser fabric for my scarf. I also used more yarn and choose to carry a medium weight yarn (Vanna’s Choice) along with the Thick & Quick to get a multicolored and chunkier look to the piece.

Hook size used:

Yarn used:

Also, when working through the pattern, I did come across one issue in the following part shown in bold:
 
Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat 3 more times from * to end, then in the last ch, work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch.
 
When I worked this part in the last chain (ch), it didn’t look right as too much was being worked into that last chain, so I worked just 1 dc in that last chain stitch and the foundation row worked out much better. So, with this fix, the pattern looks as follows:
 
Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. *Skip two chains and then in the next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch. Repeat 3 more times from * to end, then in the last ch, work 1 dc.
 
Then, I continued on with Row 1 of the pattern. I worked until my scarf was 80 inches long as I wanted one that I could wrap around my neck and shoulders a few times. It also is wide enough that I can pull it up and wear it as a hood when it is wrapped up tightly around my neck.
 
Here is how my scarf turned out:

 

It is quite a lovely pattern that works up very quickly and can be worn in so many different ways.  I have worn it a lot since finishing and have gotten numerous compliments. I encourage everyone to check out the pattern designer’s website and give the pattern a try.

Enjoy!

 

 

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