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

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

by Vicki Square
     
 

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With 30 completely original patterns for fun and functional hats, this globe-trotting collection presents clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions for knitters of all skill levels. History and folklore from the hat's country of origin accompany each project. Included are felted cowboy hats, festive hats from Cameroon and Japan, historic derbies from around

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With 30 completely original patterns for fun and functional hats, this globe-trotting collection presents clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions for knitters of all skill levels. History and folklore from the hat's country of origin accompany each project. Included are felted cowboy hats, festive hats from Cameroon and Japan, historic derbies from around Europe, a beaded cloche from Afghanistan, warm cossacks from Russia, and darling baby bonnets from Nigeria and China. Each unique topper is an item of style and of substance. The imaginative and versatile designs and range of yarns and techniques put a new spin on the standard hat pattern and reinterpret these folk classics for modern knitters.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The history and story regarding each design is most interesting." - Knitting News

"Fanciful and playful." - Bangor Daily News

"This eclectic collection of original knitted designs is sure to elicit rubbernecking and about faces." - CNA Magazine

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

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

Knitting News
"The history and story regarding each design is most interesting."
Creative Knitting
"Designer Vicki Square has taken traditional folk patterns and engineered them into inventive knitted creations."
Fiberline Magazine
"Projects range from super simple to challenging and reflect the rich colors and textures of the world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499637
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Folk Knitting Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.40(d)

What People are saying about this

CNA Magazine
"This eclectic collection of original knitted designs is sure to elicit rubbernecking and about faces."
Bangor Daily News
"Fanciful and playful."

Meet 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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