I love to hike. Walking up hills and into the woods with my dogs gives me a sense of peace. Anytime I am in distress (or just stressed out), I take a hike and walk until I feel better. The beauty of the woods and fields, the majesty of the mountains and streams, the easy drift of an old jeep road; all of these work their way into my soul and replace all those bad feelings. This cloche hat represents the beauty I've found this fall as the leaves turned and dropped and the landscape slowly changed from the brilliant colors of summer to the muted nostalgia of autumn. The skein of yarn I picked for the body represents all those colors I find in my autumn hills, and I recommend finding one that can represent those colors for you.
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4" in pattern
I started crocheting when I was ten and knitting in 2007. I started designing knitting patterns in 2011 and have been having a ton of fun playing in that sandbox ever since!