Monday, March 30, 2015

Wabi Sabi Crochet Hat

Wabi Sabi Collage 4 Lomo

Wabi Sabi hat

Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

The Wabi Sabi Tapestry Crochet Hat is a very simple hat that embodies the meaning of wabi-sabi which is often condensed to "wisdom in natural simplicity." It is my hope that you shall find the balance for your imperfect perfection in this simple hat.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to advanced

SIZE: Adult Medium Hat 22” in circumference (120 sts) Infant or Xtra Small Hat 13“ in circumference ( 72 sts)

Materials Crochet Hook: 3.75mm, (approx US “F”) Stitch Markers, darning needle

Featured yarn: Simplicity dk by HiKoo, shown in colors 006, 016 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon, 50 gms, 117 yds.

Adult 1 – 2 skeins of each color; Infant 1 skein of each color.

MC = Main Color  CC = Contrasting Color

Adult Medium size:
MC (#016) Gypsy Red 65 grams / 152.1 yards
CC (#006) Citronella 63 grams / 146.3 yards

MC (#016) about 58.5 yds, 25 grams
CC (#006)  about 70.2 yds, 30 grams

Gauge = 11 FPdc and 8 Rnds of FPdc = 2 inches, in pattern.

$ 6.00

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Regulus a Tapestry Crochet Cap

 Regulus a Tapestry Crochet Cap

collage 1lomo

“Regulus” is another Tapestry Crochet cap, which I made many years ago. This fits an adult head with a 22 “ or 56 cm circumference when you reach gauge. Regulus (α Leo, α Leonis, Alpha Leonis) is the brightest star in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky, lying approximately 79 light years from Earth. Regulus is a multiple star system composed of four stars that are organized into two pairs. Of the brightest stars in the sky, Regulus is closest to the ecliptic.

Be playful with color and enjoy your journey into Tapestry Crochet.

Materials Crochet Hook - size F (3.75mm)

 Gauge: 13 FPdc = 2 inches = 10 Rnds in FPdc

 Main Color = MC (Sail the 7 Seas) 75 grams / 255 yards @ 144 sts Contrasting Color = CC (Maus Jung) 53 grams / 178.5 yards @ 144 sts

 Yarn – Wollemeise Twin /Fingering , MC; CC (Main Picture) 120 grams total Cascade Yarns       
              Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors


Saturday, March 21, 2015

FPdc BPdc & RSC or crab stitch Video

This is my latest video as I am demonstrating the stitches of FPdc , BPdc and Rsc or Crab stitch.
I hope that you find this video helpful and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tapestry Crochet Hat Test almost done

Tapestry crochet hat wip 2015
I am almost done with my second Tapestry Crochet Hat.  I should be able to take pictures some time this weekend.

One of the things that I was thinking while making the hat. was how much fun it is.  There is a lot of work that you have to do and attention to detail.  People that do not appreciate crochet because it is not knitting are at a loss.  In Spanish, making cloth or fabric has the same name, unless you are sewing.  In Spanish you knit with a loom, two needles or a crochet needle or hook.  Anyway here it is as I am giving it the final touches.  I may include a video , I have not decided just yet.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 2015 Color Stranding WIP

Another Tapestry crochet pattern in the works.It is March 2015 and it is now that it is taking shape for sure. Tapestry Crochet Hats are for the committed soul that wants a challenge and to make a different kind of crochet hat. These hats tend to be warmer.  I started this hat last year and it got stalled.

Sometimes I have to let an idea sit down for a while and let the pattern talk to me.  There at time that I make a pattern and I don't like the way it looks or the way it translate to a pattern.  These hats are not for the faint of heart, it is a commitment to make art with your hook.

The yarn is a fingering weight yarn from Wollmeise , but any fingering weight with a percentage of nylon or poly-amid blend will be a good choice. Tapestry crochet has a limited elastic property of as they say it has very little negative ease, but a sock yarn like this one allows it to have some elasticity.

So two hats in Tapestry crochet and one Hat in Fair Isle will be Published either this month or next Month.  Maybe a little of both.  Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned.
 Tapestry crochet hat two

Friday, March 06, 2015

Tapestry Crochet Hats for 2015

Tapestry crochet hat test

This is my first Tapestry crochet Hat of 2015. I am at this moment creating the Infant size hat of this pattern.  Sometimes this makes it challenging, because you have to make changes for smaller hats and still have a connection with the pattern.  I do test my own patterns, I find mistakes and make corrections, then I have a friend read through them. I make more than one hat to test the pattern.  I usually sell or donate hats to different causes, so all my props get a home.

Believe it or not I have another one that I am working one, but it takes time. It takes time because I am kind of reverse engineering a pattern I made some years ago.  Sometimes it is easy to figure out what it is that I am doing, and some time it is not.  As crazy as that is, I am also creating a Fair Isle hat that I was inspired to create while creating the crochet pattern.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember to Spring Forward Sunday at 2 am.  Thanks for stopping by.

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