Palmer Slouchy by Marlaina Bird »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Funky, Casual, Mod, Cute
Yarn: Universal Yarns Eden Silk, 75% merino wool/25% silk; 153 yards [140 m]; 1.75 oz [50g] CYCA size 3 light: 2 balls teal Hook: Size US G/6 (4 mm) Notions: tapestry needle GAUGE 1 stitch rep = 1 1/2 (3.16 cm) in Pattern Stitch widthwise 1 row rep = 1 (2.54 cm) in Pattern Stitch lengthwise
What was your inspiration?
Seriously, I am in love with slouchy hats and I could not find one that I loved with an open crochet lace. So, I created one. It is named after one of my good friends and the lady who actually did the contract crocheting for this project.
What are you most proud of?
I love how the stitch pattern is uninterrupted when the crown decreases are formed.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
When you swatch always do a gauge check before and after blocking. VERY important with lace as it will stretch so if you make it too big to begin with it will only get bigger!