• Crochet,  Tunisian crochet

    Tunisian Crochet – Simple Hat

    Size diameter 56 cm (23 inches) length 24 cm (9.5 inches) Requires 100gm ball Scheepjes Wanderlust 469 Berlin 5 mm hook Chain 91 Work 18 cm (7 inches) in simple stitch (approx 28 rows) Work 13 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (84 sts) complete return row Work 12 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (78 sts) complete return row Work 11 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (72 sts) complete return row Work 10 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (66 sts) complete return row Work 9 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (60 sts) complete return row Work…

  • Crochet

    Baby hat

    We were doing granny squares in the Wool Haven class today. I had explained how starting with a magic circle not only was great for ensuring all squares look even but was essential when making hats.

  • Crochet

    Tea bag hat variations

    Something which I found is quite easy but immensely adaptable is the tea bag hat, so I offer these patterns during weeks 2 & 3 of the classes at The Wool Haven.

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    Big damn hero hat

    I make these hats for friends, based on a certain scifi program (which was cancelled far too soon.) There’s a number of different patterns for it online, so in the end I looked at a few and made my own version. I’ve made these in both  wool (Lopi Lettlopi) and now – after a shrinking incident – acrylic (Deramore’s Studio) I’ve made it in a couple of sizes: Man’s :  25 inch / 64 cm diameter Woman’s : 21 inch / 52 cm diameter Materials 50 g yellow DK 50 g orange DK 50g red DK 6.5 mm double-pointed needles or circular needle Working with 2 threads throughout: Hat Cast…