I Am Working on Another Hat

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I bought this great book full of great patterns by Afya Ibomu. She writes her patterns clearly with pictures to show her techniques. She adds elastic to her hats to keep the shape. Nice technique to hide the elastic after weaving it in. There are lots of "How To's" along with a section on colors and yarn. She recommends acrylic yarn, which I have a lot of in my stash. I will be making a few of these hats for the holidays. Her photos are beautiful with recognized Soul and Rap artists as models. Five star book!

My kids like hats and this book gives me a great selection. I have started on the Mellow Moods hat (green hat on the cover). I am using Red Heart Super Saver in Windsor Blue. Here is a slide show of the hat in progress. The only thing I did differently than the pattern was to use the reverse crochet stitch (crab stitch) for the last row of the brim. Here is a YOU TUBE video on the stitch.
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