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Crocheted Beanies
Twenty To Make Series
Frauke Kiedaisch

Search Press

20 September 2013 / ISBN 9781782210009
How-To Books/Crochet
Amazon US || UK

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

Get ahead with a hat! Here are twenty different ones to crochet all in the versatile beanie style. I like the way the covers fold out to reveal some helpful tips on how to do some of the techniques such as reverse double crochet and spiral rounds, as well as how to make a pompom and a list of the abbreviations. This is not a book that teaches crochet but a book of patterns – there is a useful recommendation at the beginning of a book for beginners that does that. The author says the patterns are suitable for beginners or intermediate, but I think that you need to have made at least a few simple pieces in order to feel confident. Some of the patterns have charts; hey all have instructions, a list of materials, tension sample, size and how to make up as well as a whole page photograph of the hat being worn on the page opposite. Each style also has a difficulty rating and at the back is a list of all the yarns used. There are delicate lacy hats, sporty styles, hat with peaks, pompoms or flowers, stripes and shell patterns and more, all for adult women. In all, this is a book of attractive beanies sure to appeal to a wide range of crochet fans.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2013