New guilty pleasure!

I was at my favorite local yarn store the other day and found some Cascade Eco Duo yarn.  It is a baby alpaca/wool blend, and it is not dyed.  This yarn is perhaps one of the softest yarns I have had the pleasure of touching.  Let me put it this way… if I could shrink myself down and live in it, I would.  It was $15 for a ball, but it was worth every penny.  I think one ball will be enough to make a hat for my husband and a headband for myself!  I will post pictures when I get around to making them.  For now it is hidden in my special stash… I may have already said too much…

Here is the link to the Cascade page:

What is your favorite guilty pleasure yarn?

Happy Hooking!

~ Megan


Green and Yellow Hat… Compleated… YAY!

Oakland Athletics Hat... Compleated... YAY!

I had a lovely day of crochet yesterday. The hat requested by my husband has been finished! I used the Cascade 220 yarn I purchased and showed off yesterday. I could not have been happier with the results and how easy it was to work with. I may have a new yarn addiction! The accent color is Lion Brand Wool-Ease, Worsted Weight, in Mushroom (it was leftover from my Blue Ribbon winning creation).

The pattern is a FREE pattern from and was written by Liz McQueen, click on the picture for a link to the pattern. As it lies flat it looks rumpled however it smooths out and fits well when he tried it on. I did some adaptations to the pattern, I repeated rows 14, 15, and 10 one more time each (in that order) to make it longer.

I also created a ribbed edging (my husband prefers this because his hats stay on better) by doing the following :

– Round 1: Single crochet in the accent color join in the first sc (66 sc)
– Round 2: Chain 1, hdc in each single crochet, ending with hdc2tog in the last 2 sc join in chain (65 hdc)
– Round 3: Chain 1, alternate fphdc bphdc around the brim join in chain 1
– Round 4: repeat round 3

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoy this FREE pattern as much as I did! Thanks again for the beautiful pattern Liz!
Happy Hooking,
~ Megan

Trying Cascade Yarn for the First Time :)

Trying Cascade Yarn for the First Time :)

So last week I made a red and blue scull cap for my husband in honor of the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox making it to the playoffs. He also requested a green and yellow hat in honor of the Oakland Athletics. So after a trip to my favorite local yarn store I picked out two beautiful Cascade 220 colors. The green one is Cascade 220 Heathers in Shire (2445), it has hints of gold in it which complement the yellow color perfectly. The yellow yarn is Cascade 220 in Goldenrod (7827). I am excited to work with these yarns, I hear they are wonderful to work with but I have yet to try. I will let you all know how it works out :)… I am hoping I will have the hat done by the end of the day.

To find Cascade Yarn in your neighborhood click on the photo.

I hope everyone has a lovely day, and time to do some crochet…
Happy Hooking,
~ Megan