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Happy Friday friends! Today brings a moment of triumph as I stepped outside my comfort zone and completed this Chunky Diagonal Weave Hat, designed by the very talented Jennifer Dougherty. Isn’t that weave texture marvelous?! I was given an opportunity to review her brand spankin’ new book Crochet Style, and was so pleased to give her patterns a try. The book includes over 30 patterns, each contains sizing for the whole family, and each made with amazing textures like this one! There are several more projects I intend to make in the near future. Plus, Sis would look adorable in a toddler size.
I admit. I do not consider myself an “advanced” crocheter, but this hat looked so cozy and the diagonal weave texture is so unbelievably pretty, I couldn’t resist giving it a try. It did take a few tries to wrap my brain around what I was supposed to be doing, and Jennifer provided step-by-step photos for the complicated parts. Every bit of the trouble I had came because I didn’t read the directions carefully and throughly, and once I realized what I was doing wrong, I finished the hat quickly. And I feel like whole new world of options have opened up to me!
That being said, not all of her patterns are for advance crocheters either! No matter your skill level, you can make the gorgeous projects in this book.
Oh I love my new hat! Normally, I sell or give away things I make (I make a lot of things and I can’t keep them all), but this hat is MINE. I know several people in my life who would love one of these too!
Also, this hat features my first attempt at making my own faux-fur pom-pom! I will need a bit of practice, it turned out much larger than I meant it to. I used this tutorial, and got my fur at Joann.
Take a peek at Jennifer’s book Crochet Style and I know you will find something you love!
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