Ivory Ocean Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern & Yarn Review

Weeks ago Wool And The Gang sent me some skeins of their Shiny Happy Cotton yarn, and it was love it first sight, touch and stitch!

Frequently I've worked with cotton yarn when designing (especially hats and booties!), which made me extra keen to see how this yarn stacked up against some of my usual favourites. 

These are only some of the colours available  but as you can already see, the colours are very elegant and rich which would make any project pop!

Here are some of my thoughts about this yarn in particular:
  • Without a doubt in my mind, this yarn is by far the softest and smoothest cotton yarn I have ever worked with. The stitch definition I achieved while working with this (100% Peruvian pima) cotton is incredible. I would highly recommend you try it out at least once if you're a 'cotton' junkie like myself... Trust me, you'll never want to go back!
  • Despite being as soft as marshmallow, this yarn has a luxurious thickness and warmth to it. I'd be extremely keen to try crocheting a scarf with this Shiny Happy Cotton. Just imagine how cosy that would be?
  • Each skein is over a 150 yards in length, meaning you can easily crochet a headband or hat and still have some yarn left over!
So without further ado, here is my latest pattern for an adorable beanie which features this lovely yarn seen above!

What You'll Need
4.50mm (G) Crochet Hook
170yds Aran Yarn - Shiny Happy Cotton
Tapestry Needle

Child to Adult

2 rows x 4 stitches in dc = 1 inch

Stitches Used:
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch
dc – double crochet
V-st - V stitch
camel dc – camel double crochet

Click here for the "Ivory Ocean Beanie Crochet Pattern"!

Hope you all enjoyed this adorable and feminine pattern!
Be sure to share some love with the wonderful people over at Wool And The Gang,

Spiced Nutmeg Hat - Giveaway + Crochet Pattern

Clothing and accessories with an element of boho charm always get a *tick* in my book! There's something about the earthy tones and textures that always leaves me giddy with excitement. Saying that, it should come as no surprise that I decided to grab my yarn, hooks and thinking cap and create this quirky Spiced Nutmeg Hat. With it's unique design it's no wonder I was delighted to add the pattern for this hat to my Etsy Shop!

If you enjoy crochet projects with a bohemian twist be sure to check out my patterns for a Cabled Cushion Cover or a chunky Woodland Moss Basket?

You can find the pattern HERE!

Child to Adult Sizes Available

5.00mm (H) Crochet Hook
140 - 170yds Aran Yarn (10ply) - Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
1 Button (1.5")
Tapestry Needle

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Mermaid Baby Sandals - Free Crochet Pattern

During summer, every single time I swam in our pool as a little girl I couldn't help but imagine what it would be like to be a mermaid!
This infatuation with mermaids quickly passed down onto my baby sister, who spent many an hour watching "The Little Mermaid" and completely memorised "Part of Your World" within days!
When I discovered these vibrant yarn colours from Sirdar I instantly knew I had to create a pair of mermaid booties, and so I did...

If one pair of whimsical booties is just not enough to re-live your childhood, I also have a pattern for a pair of darling Mickey Mouse inspired booties!

What You'll Need
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
80yds DK Yarn (8ply) - I used Sirdar Cotton DK (Black Violet, Dusted Lilac, Cool Aqua)
Tapestry Needle

Pattern is made for 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in [ ]. 
Finished Measurements (Sole Length)
 0 - 6 month old – 9cm 
6 - 12 month old – 10cm

4 rows & 5 stitches in hdc  = 1 Inch

Stitches & Abbreviations
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
tr cl - triple cluster

Click here to Download the "Mermaid Baby Booties Pattern"!

Hope you all enjoyed the pattern for these delightful baby booties!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,