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

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A book by Vicki Square

"The history and story regarding each design is most interesting."  —Knitting News      "Fanciful and playful."  —Bangor Daily News      "This eclectic collection of original … see full wiki

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Author: Vicki Square
Publisher: Interweave Press
1 review about Folk Hats: 32 Knitting Patterns & Tales...

Fun, interesting, and different

  • Sep 22, 2006
I bought this particular book because I wanted guidance in making brimmed hats. I don't expect to be felting much but the patterns will be a place to start. What I liked about Vicki Square's book, as opposed to some other hat books, is that each of the hats is significantly different from the others that I think I'm getting my money's worth. Many of the hats are shapes I wouldn't have thought of myself.

True, I won't knit any of them in the exact colorways or details shown, and I may omit a few of the "finishing" touches. But in the world of "people will put anything on their head (E. Zimmerman)," these are pretty cool. I have a feeling I'm going to have to make a frontier in lace for myself... but then, I run to the exotic.

Point, however: I bought the book for the suggestions and direction and I haven't knitted a pattern as written, and probably never will. Can't offer any guidance about how easily one can follow these patterns.

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