Crochet Hat & Headband with Flower or Bow Pattern

by Ashley Lillis

This is one of my all time favorite crochet patterns.  I've made so many of these for my Madeleine, for myself, and for many friends.  These are so easy to crochet up in no time, they're super stretchy (so they'll last for a while on those growing kids) and you can get very creative with color combinations.  Pick up your size N crochet hook and get going!

The pattern is available for purchase on this website HERE or on:


Handsome Scarves

by Ashley Lillis

I finished these handsome scarves for some handsome guys.... It was difficult to come up with a masculine scarf that I could crochet in a day but after a few tries, I was super happy with the finished products. I love that they're the reverse of each other.... 


Mid-December Cowl Pattern

by Ashley Lillis

Just in time for Christmas!  This makes a great gift, so I wanted to share a favorite cowl pattern of mine from my previous blog.  It has been a reader favorite because it knits up super quickly, has a great texture, and is even reversible. You can easily adjust the size if need be and I've also included a pattern for knitting this flat.  Enjoy!

Size US 13 (9mm) 24" Circular Knitting Needles (or see modification for straight needles below)
2 Skeins of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn (or another worsted weight yarn). Each Skein is 3.5 oz. (100 g), 170 yd. (156 m) -- the color pictured is Silver Gray.  Yarn is held double.
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker

About 9 inches wide and 32 inches in circumference

6 STS and 11 rows = 4 inches in established pattern [see rows 1 - 3] 

For Circular Needles
Holding yarn double (two strands together), CO 56 STS and join in the round, marking the beginning/end of row
Row 1: [K2, P2] to the end of the round.  (Note: if you change the number of CO STS, make sure the number of CO STS is divisible by four so you end a row with a P2)
Row 2: [K2, P2] to the end of the round
Row 3: P to the end of the round
Repeat rows 1 - 3 seven more times.
Next row, BO and weave in ends

For Straight Needles
Holding yarn double, CO 56 STS
Row 1:  [K2, P2] to the end
Row 2:  [P2, K2] to the end
Row 3: P to the end
Row 4:  [P2, K2] to the end
Row 5:  [K2, P2] to the end
Row 6: K to the end
Repeat Rows 1-6 three more times for a total of 24 rows.
BO and weave in ends. Sew seams together to complete the circular cowl.

BO = Bind Off
CO = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl

This pattern is intended for individual, non-commercial use only.  Sale or publication of the pattern is prohibited without the consent of the author.