Ginny Gardner loves to knit and crochet. She does both expertly without patterns, as she prefers to make her own designs. She lives on the Eastern Seaboard with her busy family near a major U.S. university. You can see and purchase her handmade knit and crochet pieces at Chesapeake Creations.
This wonderful slouch hat, inspired by the colorful patchwork caps and snoods seen at Renaissance fairs around the country, requires extremely basic knitting skills. The pattern describes how to create either a straight band or a roll band. The full array of reference photographs, gives you ideas for color schemes using four or eight colors. Skill Level: Advanced (or Ambitious) Beginner
This marvelous cloche hat tempts the eye with its pinwheel effect. Knitted quickly and easily, in four connected sections as one piece, it is finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. The detailed multi-page pattern comes complete with reference photographs. Skill Level: Advanced (or Ambitious) Beginner
This marvelous cloche hat delights the eye with its easily inserted cathedral windows. Knitted quickly as one piece, in four connected sections, it is finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. Complete with reference photos, this multi-page pattern is ready for an advanced (or ambitious) beginner to undertake a colorful winter knitting project.
This marvelous cloche hat intrigues the eye by appearing to be knitted in separate directions. It provides a “twist and twirl” effect. However, it is knitted easily, in four connected sections, as one piece and finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. There are two hat band options: straight band or roll band. The pattern includes beret point instructions and many photographs.