Feather in Your Cap by Kristen Hein Strohm
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Feather in Your Cap

Adding fabulous flair to fedoras, cloches, berets, bike helmets, cowgirl hats, highland balmorals, bags and backpacks and more, these extravagant feathers pay homage to the Black Grouse, a declining species in the UK. Two feather shapes are included in the pattern, designed by a wildlife biologist to mimic the size and shape of the Black Grouse’s extravagant tail feathers.

To discover how you can help the Black Grouse and other British birds, visit the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at http://www.rspb.org.uk/. To help birds in the US, visit The Audubon Society at http://conservation.audubon.org and http://policy.audubon.org/take-action. Throughout the rest of the world, visit http://www.birdlife.org/regional/index.html.

This pattern uses UK crochet terminology, which is translated to US crochet terminology in the back of the magazine.

Yarn & Hooks Used in Magazine
Lyre Feather
Drops Baby Alpaca Silk • 70% alpaca, 30% silk • 50g/167/183yd • 14 WPI
I ball of shade 7402
1.5mm crochet hook

Sharp Feather
Handmaiden Sea Silk, 70% silk, 30% seacell, 100g, 400m/437yds, 14 WPI
1 skein of shade topaz
1.8mm crochet hook