Tenbury Hat and Mittens

Over the next few weeks we are introducing each of the six patterns in our new book, Crochet Yeah!, giving you not only the technical details but a little of the story behind the designs. 

You can buy the e-book here  for £10 (link takes you straight through to the purchase page)

You can buy the print book here for £12 plus p&p

I wish I could give you a really insightful story behind the design of the Tenbury designs.  The truth is, there isn't a tale of seeing faded tidelines or waves going out to sea.  The designs were inspired by my laundry room and a mishap where a favourite denim dress of my 5 year old's accidentally dipped in a sink of bleach, leaving a pink ring where it used to be blue, making it both at the same time cool, but sadly unwearable.

When looking at the palette for Socks Yeah, the pinky tones of paired with the faded bluey purple of reminded me of that laundry mishap and I couldn't resist a little inside joke about my own poor laundry skills. 

Size

S (M, L)

  • Hat:
  • To fit head measuring (a): 48 (53, 58)cm/19 (21, 23)in
  • Finished circumference at brim: 45 (50, 55)cm/18 (20, 22)in

Mittens:

  • To fit hand measuring (b): 18 (19, 20)cm/ 7 (7.5, 8)in
  • Finished hand circumference: 19 (20, 22)cm/ 7.5 (8, 8.5)in

Materials

  • 1 50g skein Socks Yeah in Axinite (103) - Col A
  • 1 50g skein Socks Yeah in Kunzite (106) – Col B
  • 4.00mm (US G) hook.
  • 3.5mm (US E) hook.
  • 1 removable stitch marker

 Tension

16 sts and 32 rows in granite stitch pattern to 10 cm/4 in using 4mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

 Difficulty rating

Easy

Skills Used

Basic crochet stitches, working in rounds, missing stitches, working into chain spaces, working into previous rows, decreasing, increasing.

 Construction

Hat is worked from the crown down in rounds in a spiral with no turning or joining of the rounds. The brim is then worked in rows around the bottom circumference of the hat.

The mittens are worked from the cuff up.  The cuff rubbing is worked flat, then joined into the round. The mitten stitches are worked into the top of the cuff and the mitten grows from there.  Stitches are missed at the the thumb for addition later.

You can buy the e-book here  for £10 (link takes you straight through to the purchase page)

You can buy the print book here for £12 plus p&p


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