Item description for Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crocheted Hats (Vogue Knitting on the Go!) by Trisha Malcolm...
Voguer Knitting goes wild for hats--and crocheters will too, with this new volume in the wildly popular take-it-with-you series.
Even novices can get in on the hatmaking fun, because these chic headgear patterns use only the most basic crochet techniques--and go forward one skill at a time. Yet the finished items look as good as something bought from a stylish boutique. A saucy brimmed hat, with a black yarn ribbon and bow trim, is positively adorable. The attractive striped helmet takes its inspiration from Peruvian colors, and has a flap to keep ears toasty warm. Liven up any outfit with a whimsical square cap in an array of pinks. From the sophisticated to the zany, the traditional to the unique, there's a style for everyone.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Aug 28, 2005
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 193154378X ISBN13 9781931543781
Availability 0 units.
More About Trisha Malcolm
Malcolm is editor in chief of Vogue Knitting.
Trisha Malcolm currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Trisha Malcolm was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crocheted Hats (Vogue Knitting on the Go!)?
these patterns stink May 18, 2008
I consider myself a intermediate when it comes to crochet. The pattern instructions are terrible. I tried the cloche with tie pattern five times and their is something missing in the directions. I would not recommend this book at all.
Wish I'd Read the Reviews Before I Bought This Book Aug 19, 2007
The hats in this book are cute. The instructions are disastrous! If you are fairly competent at crocheting, and if you always make swatches before beginning the actual item, you will be able to correct the errors in the patterns. If not . . .
Simple editing, checking the patterns for correctness and completeness, and adding glossary and comparable yarns would have made the contents a better match for the photos.
Save your time and your money. There are better books available.
Cute But Flawed... Not For a Novice Jan 27, 2007
I have made three hats from this book and agree with the reviewers that the patterns are very cute but often wrong. If you buy this book, take the time to read through and maybe even chart the patterns before you get started.
One example: The Striped Helmet/Andean Treasure is way off, as noted by the other reviewer, but not that hard to adjust. Once you set the flaps, it'll be obvious the stitch counts front and back between the flaps are wrong and what you should do instead.
Another example: The mini ruffle pillbox, knitted out of cotton embroidery floss. This is a darling hat, since it calls for nearly 50 skeins of embroidery floss, all different colours, worked with two strands held together the whole time. It's not the nightmare of colour changing you would think; just crochet over the ends as you go. However, the gauge given is wrong, so you have extra work to do to figure out what the guage is and how to get the size you want. And, the colour specs are off. It's two strands held together yet the specs call for 49 skeins, which is wrong on the face of it -- what's with the extra? Worse yet, even though I bought and ordered the colours exactly, exactly as specified my hat ended up quite different from the picture. Cute, but different.
Bottom line: cute hats, but keep your wits about you. Not for the novice.
Cute patterns, but bad errors Oct 31, 2006
I am an experienced crocheter and I was also trying to do the mesh hat and I tried it 3 times before I realized that there is no way that they checked these patterns before they published them. There was no minor misstake, the pattern was totally wrong. I figured out some of it, but I didn't have the motivation to do anymore. Another big problem that I had is the sizing of the hats. They are written for 19 or 20 inch heads and there are no instructions for adjustments. The hats are very cute, but I would check the book out from the library if you can.
Great Hats...Terrible Instructions Oct 31, 2006
I have been crocheting for fifty years. Give me a skein of yarn, and my set of hooks...and I'm off to the races. A neighbor lent me this book as I was finishing another hat for my grand-daughter...each one an "original". I was delighted with the idea of the "Striped Helmet" (Andean Treasure) on page 47. I toddled off to a local yarn shop and bought a couple of skeins of "high end" yarn. Checked my gauge with the size of her head and started the pattern. Changing yarns every three rows is a bit finicky, but not a real problem. Once, however, you get to the directions for the earflaps everything starts to go wrong. The stitch counts at the end of each row don't "add up"...at all! (Get out your calculator, as I did). The instructions are ambiguous and misleading. I often transpose written instructions into international symbol crochet for ease of reading the pattern. Wouldn't work. In other words, if you follows the directions faithfully, you will drive yourself crazy. Will NOT work as written. I am going back to the hat, to 'frog' it and save that lovely yarn. Buy this book...if you must...for the pretty pictures. You'll have better luck counting the stitches on the close-ups than in following the printed instructions. Could it be that having the book manufactured in China side-steps that critical last editorial test of each pattern?