5 Little Monsters: Sal de Mar Crocheted Hat

Sal de Mar Crocheted Hat

-Yarn for this project provided by Fairmount Fibers, North American Distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns. This post may contain affiliate links.-


Last year I had the opportunity to review some Manos del Uruguay yarn from Fairmount Fibers that included their Cabrito yarn, which is very light, laceweight, kid mohair yarn. I paired it with their Alegria yarn to make a scarf that had stripes of color and texture.


When they asked me if I would like to try some more Cabrito I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I loved the way that the two yarns worked together in the scarf with the simple stitches I used to create stripes of color and texture. This time instead of pairing the Cabrito with Alegria, which is a sock weight yarn, I chose Alegria Grande, which is a worsted weight. Both Alegria and Alegria Grande are super wash Merino blends, the only difference is the weight.


This time I chose Sea Salt Cabrito, a very soft pale blue color. I paired it with Natural Alegria Grande. At first I wasn't sure how well the light blue Cabrito was going to show up against the cream colored yarn, just because it was such a light color and it is very thin (it doesn't look as light when it is all rolled up in a ball but when you have just one thin strand it is very light, in some places more than others). The brighter color I used last time definitely gave more contrast, but I ended up loving the soft blue stripes on this hat.


This pattern is created by alternating rounds of just the Alegria Grande (natural, cream colored yarn) with rounds made by holding a strand of Alegria Grande with a strand of Cabrito. The rounds with the Cabrito add color to the stripes, as well as the soft halo that comes with the mohair yarn.


The combination makes for a super soft, squishy hat that is really warm and cozy.

This yarn is definitely more expensive than yarn that I normally use so it is always a treat to work with it, but more than just how nice it is to work with, Manos del Uruguay yarns will always hold a special place in my heart. I spent a year and a half living in Uruguay and love the people there. I love that Manos del Uruguay provides an opportunity for women throughout Uruguay to support their families.


How to Crochet the Sal de Mar Hat


You will need:


Instructions:


Rounds made with the Cabrito are done holding both a strand of Cabrito and a strand of Alegria Grande together as you work, the other rounds are worked with only a strand of Alegria Grande. Carry the Cabrito on the inside of the hat between rounds. 

Begin with magic ring while holding a strand of Cabrito and Alegria Grande together

Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 11 dc, sl st to first dc to join (11 dc)

Round 2: drop the Cabrito and continue with only the Alegria, ch 2, 2 hdc in each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (22 hdc)

Round 3: pick up the Cabrito and work this round holding both strands, ch 2, [2 dc in third loop of first stitch, 1 dc in third loop of next stitch] repeat around, sl st in first stitch to join (33 dc)

Round 4: drop the Cabrito and continue with only the Alegria, ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches] repeat around, sl st in first stitch to join (44 hdc)

Round 5: pick up the Cabrito and work this round holding both strands, ch 2, [2 dc in third loop of first stitch, 1 dc in third loop of next 3 stitches] repeat around, sl st in first stitch to join (55 dc)

Round 6: drop the Cabrito and continue with only the Alegria, ch 2, [2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches] repeat around, sl st in first stitch to join (66 hdc)

Round 7: pick up the Cabrito and work this round holding both strands, ch 2,  1 dc in third loop of each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 dc)

Round 8: drop the Cabrito and continue with only the Alegria, ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 hdc)

Round 9:  pick up the Cabrito and work this round holding both strands, ch 2,  1 dc in third loop of each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 dc)

Round 10: drop the Cabrito and continue with only the Alegria, ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 hdc)

Round 11: pick up the Cabrito and work this round holding both strands, ch 2,  1 dc in third loop of each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 dc)

Round 12: drop the Cabrito and continue with only the Alegria, ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 hdc)

Round 13:  pick up the Cabrito and work this round holding both strands, ch 2,  1 dc in third loop of each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 dc)

Round 14: drop the Cabrito and cut, continue with only the Alegria, ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 hdc)

Round 15: ch 2,  1 dc in third loop of each stitch, sl st in first stitch to join (66 dc)

Round 16: ch 2, [fpdc in first stitch, bpdc in next stitch] repeat around, sl st to first stitch to join (66 dc)

Round 17: ch 2, [fpdc in first stitch, bpdc in next stitch] repeat around, sl st to first stitch to join (66 dc)

Round 18: ch 2, [fpdc in first stitch, bpdc in next stitch] repeat around, sl st to first stitch to join (66 dc)

Finish off, cut yarn, and weave in ends






1 comment :

  1. This is positively brilliant - what a great idea to mix them! Thank you very much for posting the patter; hope to have time to try this soon.

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