Jo Anne Tracy
The inspiration for this hat came from Lis Paludan’s Crochet: History & Technique. Among the many wonderful photos in this book is one of a man’s “Traveling Hat,” an patterned straight hat with a flat top. This is my version. The top is crocheted in a spiral, with alternating bands of color. The woven appearance of the side pattern is achieved by following a simple pattern in the round. As in tapestry crochet, the stitches in the round are slightly offset causing the diagonal lines in one direction to appear solid, while the diagonals in the opposite direction are broken. See the accompanying tutorial Two-color crochet in the ‘round for more information.
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