Some years ago I well and truly lost my heart to these beautiful crocheted hangers that the delightful dottie angel had made…at the time all my hangers were rather too wide to work this pattern quite as nicely as I’d have liked, so while not forgetting about them just never expected to own a little collection of my own.
But then a few weeks ago I walked a different way into town and found some rather grotty covered hangers that after a bit of prodding and poking, I realized were the skinny minnies that I needed for Tif’s happy hanger how to. I bought a handful (as many as the purse would allow at the end of a week) and walked off with a lumpy bumpy shopping bag and feeling very pleased with my purchase and thinking I knew what I’d be doing once I got 5 minutes for myself.
Those 5 minutes have been a while in coming….but as it was a bit of a wet and windy Bank holiday I settled down on the sofa with a bag of yarn and some crochet hooks and made a beautiful pile of crocheted cosies.
I already had the yarn (it’s mostly Rowan cotton and a couple of vintagey synthetic yarns). I followed Tif’s pattern pretty much to the T, only really changing my hook size. Not sure if that was because I was using Brittany wooden hooks and they come up a bit big maybe…anyway I used a 3.75 for the main colour and then when I joined the two pieces together I went down to a 3.25.
Anyway, beautiful new hangers are jangling proudly in my wardrobe, and I’m just waiting now for the dottie angle frock pattern to be released. (I’ve been hoarding dress fabric for a while to make some of these with)