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    Stroll Tonal Mini Pack Yarn Review

    Mini hanks of yarn from the Stroll Tonal Mini Pack being reviewed
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    I had the opportunity this week to try an new yarn from We Crochet & Knit Picks called Stroll Tonal Mini Packs. I see lots of indie dyers selling mini skein or mini hank sets of yarn and now you can get them from We Crochet as well. As always, I wanted to share my experiences with you so I decided to share my review of the Stroll Tonal Mini Pack.

    This yarn was sent to me free of charge from We Crochet in exchange for my honest review.

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    On the We Crochet website, the Stroll Tonal Mini Packs are available in 10 different colour packs. Each pack contains 5 differently coloured mini hanks. The colour combos they have available are beautiful and it’s truly hard to pick a favourite set of colours. Some of my favourites were the Moody Blues, Spring Fields, Coastal and Sunset.

    Close up image of the Stroll Tonal Mini Pack yarn

    Each Stroll Tonal Mini Pack contains 100g of fingering weight yarn. That’s 5 – 20g hanks of yarn per hank. The yardarge for the whole package is 462 yards/ 422 meters. Basic math tells me that there is approximately 92.4 yards per hank in the pack. The fibre content is 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon. The recommended hook sizes for this yarn are in the B – E (2.25 – 3.5mm) range. The yarn in the Stroll Tonal Mini Packs is machine washable and dryable which I love because if something is handwash and lay flat to dry, it just won’t get as much use at my house.

    We Crochet Stroll Tonal Mini Packs:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 10. Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon
    • Weight: 1 (Fingering)
    • Package Size: 100g – 5 – 20 g hanks per package
    • Yardage: 460 yd / 422 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 2.25 – 3.5mm(B – E)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 2.25 – 3.25mm (US 1 – 3)
    • Crochet Gauge: 21 – 32 scs = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 7 – 8 sts = 1″
    Close up image of a fingering weight yarn cake from the pack of yarn being reviewed

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    I’m reviewing the Sunset mini pack and that pack contains the following colourways: Poppy Field, Heartfelt, Wine Tasting, Cordial and Pansy. The tones in each colour varies in intensity. For example, the tones used in the Heartfelt (red) and Cordial (purpley red) have subtle tone variations but the Wine Tasting (lighter purple and red) and the Pansy (darker purple and light purple) have much bolder tonal variations. The colours overall are vibrant and work very well together so I couldn’t wait to work them up.

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    Other than noticing the colours, my first observation was noticing how plump the yarn was for a fingering weight. yarn. I thought it was DK at first until I double checked the label. The yarn is really soft and pleasant. It has a nice, tight ply so it isn’t prone to splitting.

    This yarn was incredibly soft and lovely to work with. The tonal variations throughout the yarn were beautiful. I started a project with this yarn shortly after doing my swatch for this review and I LOVE how the colours are working up together. It really creates a wonderfully cohesive project in terms of colours. I really enjoyed this yarn and would absolutely use it again in a heartbeat. I can’t wait to share the pattern I am working on for you all with this yarn.

    Two mini hanks of yarn in a flat lay with a furls odyssey crochet hook, scissors and a coffee.

    Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried Stroll Tonal Mini Packs yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

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  • Crochet Patterns

    Free Crochet Hair Scarf Pattern

    Collage of images showing the free crochet hair scarf made using this pattern
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    I don’t know about you but when the weather is hot, my hair is always up in a bun or ponytail. Who am I kidding? It’s an all-year-round thing for me. But during the summer/fall those little flyaways feel much more noticeable. Maybe it’s because in the winter I’m always wearing a beanie? I don’t know. But the reality is, a little bit of time outside or a car trip with the windows open and what may have started as a good hair day has turned into frizzy bad hair day. My solution: a crochet hair scarf. So I whipped myself up a crochet hair scarf and now I’m here to share with you my Berry Good Hair Day Crochet Hair Scarf Pattern. Now, all days can be a good hair day.

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    Smiling woman wearing a crochet hair tie

    When I picked the yarn for this project, I wanted it to do two things. One, be something that was light and flexible/drapey AND I wanted it to be a quick project for someone that might not have tried working with fingering weight yarn yet because they thought working with fingering yarn would take forever. I had some beautiful Hawthorne Fingering Handpaint Speckle yarn in Berry Cobbler in my stash and so I decide this yarn would be fantastic. It’s got great stitch definition, great drape, cost effective and you get get two crochet hair scarves from one hank. If you haven’t tried this yarn before, check out my Hawthorne Fingering Hand Paint Speckle Yarn review HERE.

    I hope I didn’t lose you at fingering weight yarn. Because, this realy is a quick project. I’ve included two different sizes – there’s a thin scarf that’s about 2.25″ wide and a wide scarf that’s about 4.25″ wide. I got both of these from a single hank of Hawthorne Fingering Weight yarn and still had some left over. I was able to make the thin scarf in about an hour and a half. And I am SLOOOOOOOOOWW crocheting and have kids interrupting me every two minutes asking if my project is for them or if they can have their 37th snack for the day. So if you’re a beginner or intimidated by working with fingering weight yarn, this is the perfect project for getting your feet wet and giving it a try. I put off working with fingering weight yarn forever thinking it would take me my whole life to make anything and I get bored if a project takes me too long. So I thought it wouldn’t be for me. Once I tried it, I was hooked! I am OB-SESSED now and although, worsted weight will always be my favourite, I’ve definitely been adding more fingering weight yarn to my stash because I just love working with it.

    Ways to Wear your Crochet Hair Scarf

    Crochet Hair scarf tied in a woman's hair

    I have never been the fashionista that can tell you a dozen different ways to tie a scarf and make you look sassy and fiece. No. I’m the girl that looks like she got into a fight with her scarf and lost. So, thanks to creativity and my friend Google, I have a couple of suggestions and some of them aren’t even for your hair. How’s that for versatility? Some ways you can wear/style your Berry Good Hair Day Crochet Hair Scarf:

    • Tie it at the back of your head
    • Tie it around your ponytail/messy bun. This can be done once, letting the tails dangle or wrapped around multiple times.
    • Wrap it around the handle of your purse. It looks fun/stylish and you’ll have it with you in case you need it
    • It can be used as a short scarf and tied around your neck
    • Tied on top of your head in a knot with the ends tucked in

    How will you wear yours? Let me know in the comments below so everyone can share different ways to style their crochet hair scarves.

    Berry Good Hair Day Crochet Hair Scarf

    Close up image of a crochet project using hawthorne fingering weight yarn and a furls crochet hook.

    You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

    Skill Level:

    • Easy


    Terminology:

    • U.S. Terminology

    Supplies:

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    close up image of the eyelets on this free crochet hair scarf pattern.


    Abbreviations:


    Finished Size:

    • Wide Scarf: 48” Long at longest point x 4.25” wide
    • Thin Scarf: 45“ Long at longest point x 2.25” wide.

    Gauge:

    • 19 sts x 12.25 rows = 4 inches

    Notes:

    • This pattern is worked back and forth in rows
    • Matching gauge is vital to ensuring your project turns out to be the expected size.
    • CH 3s at the begging of each row count as a ST.
    • Instructions contained within ** are to be repeated the number of times indicated next to the **.
    • CHs are counted as STS in the ST count at the end of each row.

    Image showing the different in the two different crochet hair tie sizes available in this pattern.
    Berry Good Hair Day Crochet Hair Scarf in two different sizes

    Pattern:

    For Both Sizes:
    Row 1: FDC 190 or CH 192 and DC in the 3rd CH from the hook and each CH across (190)
    Row 2: CH 3 and turn. DC in the first ST and next 2 STs.  CH 2, SK 2, *DC 7, CH 2, SK 2* x 20, DC 4, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (192)
    Row 3: CH 3 and turn.  DC in the first ST, *DC 5, DC 2 in the CH SP, CH 2, SK 2* x 21, DC, DCINC in the top of the CH 3.  (194)

    flat lay of crochet hair tie and a furls crochet hook, scissors and crochet accessories.

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    Row 4: Ch 3 and turn.  DC in the 1st ST, CH 2, SK 2, *DC 2 in the CH SP, DC 5, CH 2, SK 2* x 20, DC 2 in the CH SP, DC 8, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (196)
    Row 5:
    CH 3 and turn. DC in the 1st ST, DC 9, CH 2, SK 2, DC 2 in the CH SP, *DC 5, CH 2, SK 2, DC 2 in the CH SP, * x 20, DC, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (198)
    Row 6:  CH 3 and turn. DC in the 1st ST, DC 4, DC 2 in the CH SP, CH 2, SK 2, *DC 5, DC 2 in the CH SP, CH 2, SK 2* x 20, DC 8, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (200)
    Row 7: CH 3 and turn.  DC in the 1st ST, DC in each ST and DC 2 in each CH SP across, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (202)

    Hawthorne fingering handpaint speckle crochet project close up with a furls crochet hook

    For Thin Scarf size, finish off and weave in ends.  For Wide Scarf size, continue until end. 

    Row 8:  CH 3 and turn. DC in the 1st ST, DC 5, CH 2, SK 2, *DC 7, CH 2, SK 2* x 21, DC 4, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (204)
    Row 9: CH 3 and turn. DC in the 1st ST, DC 3, CH 2, SK 2, *DC 2 in the CH SP, DC 5, CH 2, SK 2* x 21, DC 2 in the CH SP, DC 6, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (206)
    Row 10: CH 3 and turn.  DC in the 1st ST, DC 9, DC 2 in the CH SP, CH 2, SK 2, *DC 5, DC 2 in the CH SP, CH 2, SK 2 * x 21, DC 2, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (208)


    Row 11:  CH 3 and turn. DC in the 1st ST, DC 3, DC 2 in the CH SP, CH 2, SK 2, *DC 5, DC 2 in the CH SP, CH 2, SK 2* x 21, DC 10, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (210)
    Row 12: CH 3 and turn. DC in the 1st ST, DC 9, CH 2, SK 2, *DC 2 in the CH SP, DC 5, CH 2, SK 2* x 21, DC 2 in the CH SP, DC 6, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (212)
    Row 13: CH 3 and turn.  DC in the 1st ST, DC in each ST and DC 2 in each CH SP across, DCINC in the top of the CH 3. (214)

    FO and weave in ends.

    I hope you enjoyed making your Berry Good Hair Day Crochet Hair Scarf! Don’t forget to tag my on social media so I can see your finished projects. I love seeing and sharing them. If you like free crochet patterns, you may be interested in some of my other patterns here as well:

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    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: http://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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