I did not crochet at all today or yesterday. I was too tired from going out on Wednesday with my mom to her doctor’s appointment. Even though I used my wheelchair most of the time, I also walked some of the time using my crutches. My mom managed very well . But of course, by the time we returned home she did not remember going anywhere.
Today is book review day. The book I have chosen to review today is Easy Crochet: Hats by Margaret Hubert, published by Apple Press. As the title of the book suggests the pattern directions are easy to follow.
The book includes a page of hat embellishment patterns: a hatband; a crescent and a rose. I think the hats featured are fashionable and stylish . Of the 19 hat patterns in the book, there are only two patterns for men’s hats and one pattern for a child’s (a baby hat).
I have crocheted several hats using the ” Simple Stuff Beanie” pattern with much success. I have also crocheted 8 hats using the Mesh Cap pattern. The directions for the Mesh Cap suggests using a 70% cotton/30% rayon yarn. Creme Faiche is the color used for the book sample. I never heard of that color before. Judging from the picture in the book, Faiche might be a shade of pink or orange.
I chose to use a 100% cotton chocolate brown colored yarn for my mesh cap. I also chose to crochet 13 rounds instead of the 17 rounds listed in the pattern. The caps fit loosely . I gave a cap to a friend and she said that after she washed the cap it fit just right.
There are 5 more patterns in the book that I would like to make. The hat I want to try next is the ” Cotton Candy Scarf Hat” The pattern suggests using mohair yarn.
To rate this book, I am going to use the “skein” rating scale where 1 skein means: ( Rhymit61 found it difficult to crochet most of the projects) and 5 skeins means: (Rhymit61 found it easy to crochet most of the projects).
I rate the book Easy Crochet hats 4 skeins. I recommend this book to add to your crochet library.