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Folk Hats eBook: 32 Knitting Patterns & Tales from Around the World

This magical eBook collection of international hats is sure to intrigue knitters of every skill level.
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Hats are magical. In the twinkling of an eye, a hat can transport us to another place or another state of mind. The easy-to-download Folk Hats eBook is the tour de force of knitted head gear—knitters of every skill level are sure to be intrigued by the versatile and imaginative designs in this eclectic collection.

The irresistible, fun photography, trustworthy step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations will have readers rushing for their knitting needles to try one of the 32 projects:

  • Chilly? Try the seriously warm Russian-inspired Cossack or the toasty Irish Cables.
  • Silly? Check out the more light-hearted Yoruba Bird hat or Lapland's Four Winds.
  • You'll also find felted cowboy hats, smart pillboxes, historic derbies, sporty caps and sassy cloches, and darling baby bonnets from nearly every corner of the planet including Canada, Panama, Nigeria, Italy, China, and Japan.
Grab your knitting needles and Folk Socks eBook and join in on all the fun!

SKU: EP5080

Author/Speaker/Editor: Vicki Square

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330357

Table of Contents

Introduction
Hat Basics

Hat Projects

North America
Canada
-Deerstalker Hat
United States
-Cowboy Hat
-Baseball Cap

South America
Peru
-Hut Hat
Bolivia
-Bolivian Derby
Ecuador
-Panama Hat

Africa
Congo
-Raffia Pillbox
Nigeria
-Gourd Baby Bonnet
-Yoruba Bird
Cameroon
-Ruffled Dignity

Continental Europe
Spain
-Cordobes with Scarf
Italy
-Gondolier's Boater
France
-Frontiere
The Netherlands
-Renaissance Beret
Germany
-Hunter's Fedora

United Kingdom
England
-King Edward VI Brimmed Beret
Scotland
-Glengarry
Ireland
-Cable Braid

Scandinavia
Finland
-Soft Winter Snowflakes
Lapland
-Four Winds Hat
-Zigs and Zags Stocking Hat

North and Central Asia
Russia
-Cossack
-Big Cossack
Kazakhstan
-Velvet Pillbox
Afghanistan
-Beaded Cloche
-Pakul
Pakistan
-Striped Baby Hat

Asia
China
-Xinjiang Baby Hat
-Knot-Topped Calotte
Thailand
-Folded Bloom
Japan
-Dancer's Hat
-Samurai Kabuto

Abbreviations
Glossary and Techniques
Sources for Yarns
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

About the Author

Vicki Square is the author of Knit Kimono, Knit Kimono Too, Folk Bags, Folk Hats, and the best-selling The Knitter’s Companion. She is also a contributor to Lace Style, Simple Style, and Knitting Green. Vicki regularly designs knitted pieces from elegant basics to unique art to wear. Her artistry in color and aesthetic are stated boldly through her engineering of unusually shaped garments and accessories. Magazines such as Interweave Knits, Knitter’s and Spin-Off have featured her work, and she has won awards for her innovative designs. Vicki has been designing and teaching knitting for more than twenty years, and cross-trains her creative passions with drawing, painting, and mixed media pursuits. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Designer Vicki Square has taken traditional folk patterns and engineered them into inventive knitted creations. -Creative Knitting

Projects range from super simple to challenging and reflect the rich colors and textures of the world. -Fiber Line Magazine

If you are looking for unusual, “look-at-me’ hats, Vicki Square has just the design for you. -Knitter's Magazine

SKU: EP5080

Author/Speaker/Editor: Vicki Square

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330357

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Customer Reviews

Great Fun! Review by Jane
Rating

I have not had a chance to try any of these patterns yet, but the book
is absolutely delightful!
If you want to satisfy your "whims" and have fun matching the personality of the hats with the personalities of the people you knit for, this is for you!

(Posted on 2/21/2014)

(Posted on 2/21/2014)