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Crafting Winter Warmth

December 10th, 2015

I’ve been needing a new winter hat, so I finally settled on a pattern and whipped on up. Crochet is such a wonderful creative outlet. I love that you can quickly make something useful and beautiful!
Divine Hat 1
Divine Hat 2
This is the ‘Divine’ hat (you can find the free pattern here on Ravelry). I used Manos del Uruguay wool yarn in’Spirulina’ color to match a cowl I made last winter. It was a quick and easy project, only taking an hour or so. I may be making these for gifts next Christmas!

What are you crafting this winter?

9 Comments to “Crafting Winter Warmth”
  1. Kay on December 10, 2015 at 8:10 am

    What a beautiful hat. Manos yarn is one of my favorites.

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  2. Wendy on December 10, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Great color and pattern!

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  3. Annette on December 10, 2015 at 9:59 am

    What a beautiful pattern; had to snag on Ravelry. Thank you for the link!

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  4. Nebraska Dave on December 10, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Susy, my Winter projects include hammers, nails, saws, trash bags, and boards. I’ll still be working on garden structure as long as I can. I just about have a second raised bed finished in the corn fortress. Christmas season slows down my progress in the yard and garden. Sending out about 100 Christmas cards with a letter from the year’s activities takes time and effort. So onward I go.

    Have a great knitting day.

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  5. Kyle on December 10, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Nice Manos. :)

    I finished a beautiful wrap over the summer and am now working on a complicated cabled sweater. And, of course, I just figured out that I made a mistake a few rows back and have to undo an inch…(sigh)

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  6. Chris on December 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    What a beautiful hat! Your stitches look perfect! Do you knit as well?
    ps. Put me on your hat Christmas list! :)

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  7. Jenny on December 11, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Your hat is lovely, but to take it to the next level in warmth, I’d recommend you add a fleece liner. I’ve really noticed that this makes a difference in warmth, especially in the wind. A plain knitted/crocheted hat is pretty warm, but if you sew a fleece liner to the inside, it will be so much warmer. You might be able to repurpose a worn blanket or pair of pj’s, if you have them laying around too. Flannel would probably work just as well.

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  8. Joan on December 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

    It’s beautiful Susy! I’ll have to learn to crochet – I can knit, and I can crochet a single border around what I’ve knit, but that’s the extent of my crocheting skills. It’s on my list of ‘things to do’.

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  9. Jennie on January 28, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to consider nouishing the creative side! I would like to take up scrapbooking again- once I started sharing all my kids pictures on facebook somehow I forgot about the joy of putting together my own archive of my happy family memories. My kids love looking at my pictures of college and my twenties- I would like to add to my collection and get my pictures off my computer and printed out.

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