Bottisham Hat by Kat Goldin

Bottisham Hat

December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in Granny hexagon
4.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
49 (61) cm/19 (24)in circumference at brim
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This pattern forms part of The Learn to Crochet Project e-book: a course for complete beginners from Kat Goldin and Joanne Scrace of The Crochet Project.

Between the two of us we’ve taught hundreds of people to crochet in classes up and down the UK (and abroad). The more you teach beginners the more you see the different areas that people struggle with and which simple tips can be shared to overcome them. We wanted this book to give you the same feeling of being in class, to give you the same level of information imparted in a friendly way, to distil all the teaching experience we’ve gained.

As makers and designers we have always been more interested in things to wear than things for the home. And it is fair to say that we get very frustrated with some of the useless items that beginners get given to make (mug cosies we are looking at you!) That’s why in this book we have focussed on wearable items. There is something very wonderful about being able to make something to wear right from the beginning. There’s no better feeling than being able to respond to a comment about your clothing by saying “Thanks, I made it!”

The Bottisham Hat introduces you to working in the round, making a traditional motif, working seamlessly and decreasing.

This pattern and parts of the book will be excerpted in a free online tutorial series in association with in January 2018 and will be supported with a facebook group at that time. For more information sign up to our mailing list.

The book is written in UK standard crochet terminology and has a full discussion of the differences between the UK and US standards and makes references to the US terms throughout.