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Free Crochet Pattern: Multiverse Colorwork Cap — 12 Weeks of Gifting

It’s the most wonderful time of year: when we give away free crochet patterns every week leading up to the holiday gift-giving season. We’re featuring a new free pattern every Tuesday for 12 weeks. This week’s free crochet pattern is the Multiverse Colorwork Cap.

A model wears a multicolored crocheted hat: The Multiverse Colorwork Cap by WeCrochet at crochet.com

To help you with your holiday gift list, we offer our favorite annual tradition: the 12 Weeks of Gifting, where we release a brand new free pattern every Tuesday for 12 weeks, counting down the days to mid-December. We are featuring all sorts of projects—from cozy shawls
to cushy scarves and pretty hats—a little something for everyone on your list!

Multiverse Colorwork Cap – Free Crochet Pattern

Download the free crochet pattern: Multiverse Colorwork Cap.

Did you know that you can use your crochet skills to create a traditional multicolor hat? Simply choose your colorwork pattern, gather your yarn, and off you go! We’ve made four versions of this hat to inspire your crocheting!

This hat begins with the ribbed brim worked sideways. The ribbed section is seamed to create a ring, and then stitches are picked up along one side and worked upwards to the crown.

Yarn needed: Palette 

Stay Tuned for More 12 Weeks of Gifting Patterns to Come

(back view) A model wears a multicolored crocheted hat: The Multiverse Colorwork Cap by WeCrochet at crochet.com

We can’t wait to reveal the rest of this year’s 12 Weeks of Gifting Patterns, so check back next Tuesday to find out what the next pattern will be.

In the meantime, check out last year’s 12 Weeks of Gifting Patterns to inspire you as you craft up your holiday gifts (or maybe just make something for yourself!)

WeCrochet Podcast Episode 12: Show Your True Crochet Colors

Color plays a big part of any craft project. Whether you love picking out the color of your yarns but aren’t sure how to use them or you struggle with finding the right color combination for your project, know that you are not alone.

First up Producer Sarah and Heather reminisce about the old days when Producer Sarah and her mom would walk around craft stores getting inspired. Heather loves thinking about what’s possible.

Sara and Heather dive deep into colorwork. Sara explains Intarsia vs. Tapestry crochet – What they are and how to do them. Tapestry crochet is the more traditional word people use when they talk about colorwork in crochet. Specifically, it’s when someone is using more than one color stitches per row. Some people refer to tapestry crochet as jacquard crochet or fair isle crochet; and Sara helps clarify more about these terms as well as what people mean when they say “float”.

Intarsia used when you’re working in big blocks of color. So rather than carrying the yarn with you, for intarsia you’ll work one ball of yarn for one blocked part of the pattern. Intarsia is used when say, you’re working a big heart on a project. Sara also shares the secret to how to change colors smoothly and what tools could be used to help make your colorwork more successful.

WeCrochet Magazine Issue 3 is out! Get your copy today.

Heather and Kerry chat about their strategies to pick out colors for their projects. Choosing colors for a project can be intimating for some people but Kerry suggests staying away from whatever you have around, right in front of you, and instead make color choices that you’ll be happy with later. From getting inspiration and Pinning them on Pinterest, to using a Color app, to utilizing contrast, to Kerry’s favorite tone-on-tone method, there’s something for everyone in their shared experience and advice.

Heather and Toni from TL Yarn Craft extend the color conversation with some extra useful advice.

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Mentioned in this Episode:
Sara’s Backpack 
Honeybee Tee by E’Claire Makery: 
Tapestry Crochet Tutorial 
Chevron Tapestry Zip Pouch Pattern 
Floral Tapestry Top 
Rose Window Top 
Crochet Colorwork – Carrying Method
Yarn Bowls 
WeCrochet Magazine Issue 2 
Yarn Bobbins 
3-in-1 Color Tool 
Curated Yarn Color Value Packs
Toni’s Tunisian Temperature Blanket 

0:00 Introduction chat with Heather and Producer Sarah
3:39 Sara and Heather talk colorwork
19:29 WeCrochet Issue 3 is here!
20:16 Kerry and Heather discuss how to choose colors for your project
30:04 Heather and Toni from TL Yarn Craft also talk color
35:49 Credits


We’re featuring a new free pattern every Tuesday for 12 weeks. This week’s free crochet pattern is the Two-Color Cable Cowl.

The gift-giving season is here and we’re celebrating with free crochet patterns! We know you’ll love making this Two-Color Cable Cowl from Amy Gunderson almost as much as you’ll love gifting it. This stunning pattern is so soft and cozy, everyone on your list will love it!

The 12 Weeks of Gifting campaign celebrates giving season by releasing one pattern a week, every Tuesday leading up to mid-December. As we get closer to the holidays, the projects will get smaller so you’ll have time to finish before the big gift exchange.

There is a range of projects releasing from afghans, to bags, to headbands so you are sure to find a project that everyone on your list will enjoy! Be sure to check back each Tuesday leading up to the holidays for a free pattern we know you’ll love!

12 Weeks of Gifting—Week 9:
Two-Color Cable Cowl

This week’s free pattern is the Two-Color Cable Cowl. This stunning project is so much fun to make, you might need to make a few of them. The unique stitch pattern is charted, so you’ll be able to pick it up with ease. Try out this interesting technique and enjoy the spirit of gift-making!

The Two-Color Cable Cowl is made in Simply Alpaca Aran, a luxuriously soft yarn that’s sure to keep you cozy and warm. The Aran weight will help this project go fast. Be sure to check out the range of neutral colors available in this lovely yarn. The colors are perfect for making a cold-weather outfit staple, sure to be worn for many years to come.

Previous 12 Weeks of Gifting Free Crochet Patterns:

Week 1: Hue Shift Afghan

Week 2: Fireside Afghan & Pillow

Week 3: Tuff Granny Throw

Week 4: Anfora Blanket

Week 5: Urban Garden Throw

Week 6: Placid Shawl

Week 7: Winter Diamonds Market Bag

Week 8: Mountain Meadows Cowl and Mitts