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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