Thursday, October 20, 2016

Example of instructions from Alpine Peak Hat & Scarf Set Crochet Pattern.

Hi everybody,
Too often we are intimidated by some patterns, thinking there is no they I can pull it off.
Well, you shouldn't be. Even if you don't finish it, you will succeed.
It's not about the result, but about trying. You might not finish it on the first try, but you will definitely learn something new, you'll improve your skills no doubt, you might go back and finish it on the second try!
Try to look at every pattern and not think if you can make it or not, but rather how interesting it will be to try out? Have fun trying, do not beat yourself up if you don't because you win anyway. We know many great people out there not because they are more talented than others, but because they tried harder and were not afraid to fail.
I wish I could stop grading my patterns with "skill level", I wish never to see that thing ever in any pattern out there!  As a beginner I remember trying pretty complicated patterns. Well, they did not have a skill level back then.
Another thing if you are used to big hooks... it takes a few minutes to get used to a hook of any size, except may me smaller than 1 mm. :) I won't go that far! :)) heh heh...
I want to show you a pattern that might seem hard to pull off from the first look, but with level of instructions I provided it shouldn't be a challenge. Alpine Peak Hat & Scarf Crochet Pattern (clickable link).
This is an example of 4 step pictures from the pattern. I skipped some pictures in between. 

You'll find pictures for every step and stitch with instructions under, charts for those who prefer and schematics for every connection!

  • Hat: Toddler (Child, Teen/Adult Woman, Adult Man) / 18 (20 5/8, 21 5/8, 22 5/8)'' / 46 (52.5, 55, 57.5) cm head circumference.
  • Scarf: 125 cm x 22.5 cm / 49 ¼'' x 8 ¾''.

Alpine Peak Hat & Scarf Crochet Pattern (clickable link).

Happy crocheting, my friends!


  1. Your instructions are fantastic and thorough. I've personally never paid attention to difficulty level. I view potential projects by the amount of patience I'll need to complete it like joining and weaving in ends for a lot of motifs or the amount of attention I'll have to give to a pattern like filet crochet charts. My two biggest problems are that I get easily intimidated by large projects and I don't match project appropriateness to the weather. I've learned to divide and conquer the large projects and it helps make it feel more attainable. For instance, a few years ago I was inspired to crochet a fisherman's cable sampler afghan in queen size with worsted weight yarn during the summer. I blame it on the heat making me crazy - it set new records that year. The pattern was originally a throw and written to be made bottom to top in long rows with fussy pattern marking and stitch changes. I divided it up into 8 to 12 inch panels which made it lighter to work on and it "seemed" faster to make. I had the added bonus of completing scarves for christmas while I learned the new stitches. On another note, if you want to try using the tiny hooks get the ones with a thick handle so your hands don't cramp up while you're learning the correct tension - they really help. I'm sorry this was so long, I rarely comment because it comes out as a book. (Let Random House know I'm available.)

    1. :) thank you for your comment! It"s a nice approach and I think we all are intimidated by big project. I have a way of a few projects going at the same time. When I get bored by one I switch. It helps s lot. I do the same with books, always reading a few. :)