3 in 1 Top Secret Toque Review

When I started crocheting, I DESPISED worsted weight hat patterns. Even the basic DC hat pattern felt tedious and time consuming. So I made all my hats with a chunky yarn, and I was content.

Until, I was asked by Lindsay Wunsch to review her 3 in 1 Top Secret Toque pattern. I was extremely excited, because this was a completely different concept than a lot of hat patterns I have seen thus far. It has 3 ways to wear it, and it gave me an opportunity to practice my technical crochet skills.

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Precious Gems Crochet

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The biggest feature about this hat, is that you can wear it 3 ways: regular beanie style, messy bun, and with a pom-pom.

As far as design goes, the possibilities are really endless. Because this is a very straight-forward and simple-to-follow pattern, you don’t have to just stick to a one skein, one color hat. After I finish this first batch, I plan on trying different kinds of stripes, and color combinations for the brim / body / pom-pom.

For this pattern, you will need a worsted weight yarn and an I – 5.50mm crochet hook.

I use both Vanna’s Choice and Loops & Threads Impeccable, and both have given me fantastic results, as far as stitch definition and feel. The hats are soft, but still retain good shape. I definitely plan on experimenting with other yarns / fibers in the future!

The pattern is written very well, with a clean layout and design. Lindsay packs it full of information by providing gauge, abbreviations, notes, and pictures.

If something just doesn’t make sense to you, or you aren’t getting the results you’re supposed to, Lindsay is excellent at providing designer support, and making sure the problem gets solved.

As far as I know, this is the only pattern that she has for sale. (BUMMER!)

She does however, have several finished products available for sale, so be sure to check those out!

 

 

 

 

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The Sheepish Stitch is on Youtube!

Exciting News! The Sheepish Stitch officially has a Youtube Channel! I have posted the first video at the link below:

First Video

The video is a short clip of crocheting a grey cotton hot pad. I am super excited for this new venture for The Sheepish Stitch. My goal is to show the crocheting process through short videos.

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I will do my best to feature a variety of yarns and products, and would love to feature fellow maker’s yarns!

Small ideas can lead to big dreams, and I am hoping to expand this Youtube channel to include other videos.

 

The Winnie Vest Review

I was lucky to be chosen by Brianna of Life and Yarn to test her Winnie Vest pattern!

Let me tell y’all,  I fell in love with this vest. It is really beginner-friendly. She provides a stitch chart and size chart, so that you can make multiple sizes, and reference the stitch chart for visual help.

My experience with crocheting clothing is small. I have made a sweater that turned out much to big for the wearer, and a sleeveless vest for myself that turned out well.

I made 2 of these vests, and plan to make more of them in the future. It works up fairly quickly.

The hood is large enough to fit over your head, but not too bulky when you aren’t wearing it. The armholes are spacious and the pockets are not too large.

You will need a K-6.50mm crochet hook and a worsted weight yarn. I used almost 2 Caron Cakes for the first vest, and almost 2 skeins of Loops and Threads Chameleon.

The direct link to purchase this pattern at a STEAL for $2.50 is here:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-winnie-hooded-vest

This is well worth your money, because after you make every color for yourself, you will do it for friends and family too! 😉

You can find Brianna from Life and Yarn below:

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Check out some photos of my vest below!

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This is a seriously comfy vest.

 

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I cannot get over this texture…
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The color works so well!
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My first pocket!
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This is the yarn for the next Winnie Vest!