A few months ago I visited a yarn store in Amsterdam, and while I was there I discovered the knitted brioche stitch and fell head over heels! But because I’m not a knitter I knew it would be beyond me, so set about coming up with a crochet version.
I spent some time experimenting and I managed to come up with a stitch that I like. I decided for the initial project I would make a hat for my daughter and I knew which yarn would be perfect.
A couple of months ago, Scheepjes released a brand new “squeak-free” acrylic yarn called Colour Crafter. There are an amazing 63, that’s right – sixty three – colours, all named for cities in the Netherlands.
To make my daughter’s hat, I’m using colours from two cool cities – Breda (orange) and Apeldoorn (hot pink). I also have two more colours, to make a more wintry manly version for my husband; Emmen (green) and Kampen (brown).
I just love the labels too, but I’m a total sucker for anything rainbow.
I was busy trying to take pics of these yarn to share with you, but I kept being interrupted by my fluffy little picture pooper!
So because I was laughing so hard I only managed to take a couple of pics (that weren’t blurry) before I got started. Here’s where I’m at: Aren’t Apeldoorn and Breda great together? Seriously bright!
ETA: you can find the pattern for this project HERE.