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Bucketful of Sunshine Hat – The Big Reveal!

I’ve been teasing you here, and on Instagram and Facebook with shots of yarn and half-completed projects and today, finally I can show you what I’ve been working on!

This morning I managed to convince my almost two and a half year old to pose for some photos of my new hat design, and she rocked it! So, without further ado, I present to you The Bucketful of Sunshine!

Bucketful of Sunshine hat on missneriss.com, made with Scheepjeswol Cotton 8.  #scheepjeswol #cotton8 #scheepjesThe Bucketful of Sunshine is made using three shades of yellow Scheepjeswol Cotton 8 (508, 551, and 655) working from light to dark, creating a really cool ombre effect.

Bucketful of Sunshine hat on missneriss.com, made with Scheepjeswol Cotton 8.  #scheepjeswol #cotton8 #scheepjesThe sunburst on the side is actually inspired by a free pattern by Petals to Picots and doctored a little to minimise the cutting and joining (because we all know how much I avoid weaving in multiple ends wherever possible).

Bucketful of Sunshine hat on missneriss.com, made with Scheepjeswol Cotton 8.  #scheepjeswol #cotton8 #scheepjesI used the V-Stitch, making it perfect for the summer months to come.  Light, airy and full of sunshine.  I’m working on a tutorial for the V-Stitch for lefties as it happens, so keep an eye out for that too!

Bucketful of Sunshine hat on missneriss.com, made with Scheepjeswol Cotton 8.  #scheepjeswol #cotton8 #scheepjesI’ve just loved working with Scheepjes Cotton 8.  It has become my favourite cotton yarn and will surely be my future go-to.  I love the feel of it, I love the look of it and to get this project just right I frogged and frogged and frogged, and yet it holds up brilliantly.  No splitting, catching, breaking or any other annoying yarn habits.  What also makes it an enormously appealing yarn is that Scheepjeswol a Dutch company, and I’m all about supporting local businesses.

And possibly, what I’m most proud about this project is that it has given me the opportunity to produce a pattern!  And a free one at that!  Stay tuned next week and I’ll have a pattern in a toddler size at the very least, with plans for babies and adults in the works too…

What do you think?  Don’t I have the cutest kid?  She’s sunshine personified, and The Bucketful of Sunshine was wholly inspired by her.



Working with Scheepjes – a Colour Riot

I love Scheepjeswol Cotton 8.  I knew I would, but I think it might be my new favourite cotton yarn.  I love that it’s soft, and I love that it doesn’t have the mercerized look and I LOVE the colours!

The beautiful colours of Scheepjeswol Cotton 8 on missneriss.com #crochet #stitch #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

For my latest design I’m using the beautiful shades of yellow, working on an ombre look.  There’s quite a bit of experimentation going on with rows and colours to get the gradient just right.  It’s difficult because my brain wants me to make sure all the rows are even, but the look is much better if it’s not.

Because I’m making a spring project, I’m wanting lots of space between stitches, I decided on the V-Stitch, which is absolutely perfect.  I’m now working on the courage to come up with a video tutorial on how to do the stitch, especially for other lefties like me.  But I need my own Dorothy and perhaps a trip to Oz for that.  We shall see…

Looking closer at the V-Stitch on missneriss.com #crochet #stitch #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

I love the way the V-Stitch looks, and for this project I’m using two strands together, which gives it a great textured look too.

Looking closer at the V-Stitch on missneriss.com #crochet #stitch #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

But what will the project be?  Well, that remains to be seen! Here are a few hints:

Experimenting with colours on missneriss.com #crochet #spring

Work in progress in time for Spring using the V-Stitch and Scheepjeswol Cotton 8 on missneriss.com #crochet #stitch #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

You’ll just have to wait until next week for the Big Reveal!

Have you tried Scheepjeswol Cotton 8?  What do you think?