Red Heart Shimmer Yarn Review and Pattern

Dear readers, what you may or may not know about me, is I really enjoy sparkles, and glitter. I like incorporating a bit of glamour in my everyday life. I think the more shimmer, shine, and glitz something has the better. Whether it be in fashion, home decor, or simply when you need a gift for a friend.

Shimmer1One of my favorite yarns to work with is Red Heart Shimmer. The reason it’s one of my favorite yarns is because even though there is a thin metallic thread running through the yarn, it isn’t stiff or scratchy. The yarn is perfect for making scarves and other accessories. Shimmer drapes really well, and is easy to work with, it glides on my crochet hook, and can be found at your local craft store. Currently Shimmer can be purchased in fifteen (15) different colors. Shimmer is available in both solid, and variegated colors. Shimmer is a size 4 worsted weight yarn and can be machine washed and dried. It’s 97% acrylic and 3% metallic.

I wanted to make a gift for some friends and I needed something rather quickly. Each headband can be worked up in less than 1 hour. For this particular headband here are the supplies needed:

Crochet Hook size “I” 5.50mm
1 ball of Red Heart Shimmer
Tapestry needle (for weaving in the ends)
***Please note this particular headband is made to cover your ears, also I crochet rather tightly.

Row 1: Chain 15, dc into the 4th st from hook. (first ch 3 from hook count as 1 stitch) *dc in each st across. You should have a total of 12 stitches.

Rows 2 – 28: Chain 3 to allow for turning, then dc in each st across. You should have a total of 12 stitches for your headband/ear cover. *** Please note you might have to adjust the number of rows depending on the person’s head size.

Shimmer6At the end of row 28, DO NOT fasten off. You will be slip stitching your headband together. Make sure to turn your headband so the wrong side is facing outward, then slip stitch your ends together. One you have connected your headband, cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail and weave in the ends.

Happy Stitching!!!
Janice :)

10 thoughts on “Red Heart Shimmer Yarn Review and Pattern

  1. natalie

    I like this yarn. I’ve used it to make a shawl and it has such a wonderful drape and shines so beautifully in the sun!

  2. Dorothy vonFriewalde

    I love the Shimmer yarn, it works up so beautifully.

  3. Trish Marshall

    I love this yarn too. I made 2 scarves for gifts. I need to make this and maybe a scarf for me. Thanks!

  4. Katie

    I love this yarn. I used the purple one to make something for someone and it was still actually soft, which you dont see alot in shimmery yarn :) Red Heart is always my ‘goto yarn’ for almost all my projects.

  5. Elizabeth S.

    I love this yarn!! It is so easy to work and unbelievably soft. I just wish all the colors were available in more places – so far only the basic colors are available.

  6. Kay Hodges

    I look forward to using Shimmer in various patterns.

  7. Susan Mcauley

    I have made “wristlets” for friends and family with this beautiful yarn, with rave reviews.

  8. Diana Barrett

    Wish shimmer came in more colors. It is nice to work with.

  9. Rena

    I have used shimmer yarn for baby dresses and girls dresses, headbands and more. Very easy to crochet with and is beautiful when done.

  10. Gloria Aman

    I have never seen this Shimmer Yarn at the shop where I get my yarn. My friend told me to check out Walmart, but I’m not sure if they would carry this yarn. I would love to try it to make a beautiful scarf though.

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