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Hello friend! I'm Bethany, and I am the designer and blogger behind Whistle and Ivy, a creative crochet blog. On Whistle and Ivy, you will find lots of free crochet patterns, a bit of needle art and the tiniest dab of knitting. I love making all types of projects, from baby booties to home decor, and I really enjoy designing pretty hats that impress your friends when they as where you got it. February's Furls CAL is this cute and cozy Andean Peaks Crochet Hat, with a lovely tri-stripe pattern and gorgeous peak stitches. It's an easy stitch, but it has a stylish effect.
This chic hat works up rather quickly and the CAL includes instructions for a slouchy-style hat as well as a beanie-fit hat. Both styles are so well-loved that I knew including both versions would be a good idea.
One of my favorite parts about starting a new crochet project is picking out a color palette. Many of my designs include 2 or more colors, and it's so fun to mix and match different ones. You can make this hat all one color, for which you will only need one 100g skein of yarn (208 yards). However, if you enjoy playing with colors as I do, you can use three colors.
For the slouchy hat, I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Silver, Conch, Marina and Mint. For the beanie hat, I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Silver, Sky and Cream.
You may also want to top it off with a pom pom!
Strawberry H-5.0mm Hook (Candy Shop)
Darning Needle for weaving in ends and sewing the top
Can't wait to see your projects! Check back on Monday February 13th for a video tutorial of the stitch used in this CAL. Part One of the CAL will be released on February 20th, and Part Two will be released on February 27th.
In the meantime, enter the contest below to win the hook we are using for the Andean Peaks Crochet Hat CAL. Three winners will be chosen
Giveaway is valid Monday, February 6, 2017 through Sunday, February 12, 2017. Winner will be announced on Monday February 13, 2017. Open worldwide, no purchase necessary. One hook will be awarded to three winners, by mail.