Use Simple Crochet Techniques to Make Hip, Handmade Hats

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Ibomus book includes a wide range of hat-crocheting techniques—from beginner to advanced.

Ibomu's book includes a wide range of hat-crocheting techniques—from beginner to advanced.

Photo: Courtesy of The Taunton Press

Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats & Cool Caps
by Afya Ibomu

In this must-have book, trendsetting crochet artist Ibomu creates the prequel to her Fly Tops and Funky Flavas—a simple, straightforward book about crafting crochet hats with a global village feel. Her colorful, casual, slouchy designs manage to make even simple jeans and T-shirts look fashion-forward yet timeless.

Ibomu's sometimes urban, often playful style references many traditional African and Jamaican designs and has made her a favorite among celebrities such as Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, and Eric Benet. The original, artsy photos of Badu, Common, and M1 (of Dead Prez) modeling hats throughout this book will appeal to music fans as well as those who love fashion and crochet.

Although the book does offer complex hat designs, the early chapters focus on the basics. In addition to teaching the basic stitches, Ibomu discusses differences between various types of crochet hooks and yarn. Experienced crocheters may just skip ahead to the more advanced designs such as "Superfly" and "Kool Rock Ski."


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tempraven writes: everyone i need a basic quick pattern for a plain crocheted hat........ i have to make them for toys for tots for next christmas..........
Posted: 4:50 pm on January 3rd
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