July 08, 2012
Ahhh the summer crochet months are here. Time to think about the coolness and colors of crocheting with the beautiful colors cotton yarn to make crocheted head wear. Just as in changing my clothing to lighter weighted fabrics I just automatically think of designing crocheted items from cotton yarn. I am still discovering the wide array of cotton yarns and their mixtures. I just experimented with 100% cotton yarn from Lily’s and Lion Brand’s cotton ease series. I also love the look and texture of Vanna White’s Glamour yarn line. Although this is not a cotton yarn the thin texture lends itself to a really comfortable weight for the summer months. Some crocheters have said it is scratchy, I have not found that to be true for me.
I used Lily’s Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn for this head wrap. No knots or linty but can be a little stiff. The colors are great. Crochets quick and although soft doesn’t stretch. The braided headband I used Lion Brand’s Cotton Ease series. Just wish there were more colors. This yarn is thinner than Lily’s and I love the glitter aspect to it.
Until the next time,
Keep the Faith and Plenty of Yarn