Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Now that I Released the ALEJANDRA Crochet Turban Hat, We Will Examine the Differences Between That and The LAUREN Crochet Cloche Hat


The ALEJANDRA Crochet Turban Hat in Black (left) and LAUREN Crochet Cloche Hat in Black Hat (right)
The ALEJANDRA Hat (left) and LAUREN Hat (right)
Notice the ALEJANDRA and LAUREN crochet hats look similar. They are until you reach a certain point. Both use the same array of crochet stitches: 3 rows fp-ex-sc; 3 rows bp-ex-sc. Both have a join which allows you to crochet to the top. Both use the mobius twist. Both have embellished zigzag edges. Last but not least, both complete the look with flowers. The similarities end here. (Read more below)

The ALEJANDRA and LAUREN Hat (back views)
The ALEJANDRA and LAUREN Hat (back views)



Hold your chain flat (with your left thumb on top) and be sure the whole chain lies flat and faces up. With only your left hand, twist the chain ONE HALF, with your thumb towards your body.
Hold your chain flat (with your left thumb on top) 
and be sure the whole chain lies flat and faces up. 
With only your left hand, twist the chain ONE HALF
with your thumb towards your body.


Insert your hook through the first chain and join together the 2 ends with a slip stitch.  ROW 1: ch 1; sc 1 in backloop of every chain; when you're halfway you notice you start to crochet at the other side, in the remaing loop of the starting chain
Insert your hook through the first chain and join
 together the 2 ends with a slip stitch

Differences between the 2 are the look lengths: one is longer than the other. The flower is smaller than the other. Once completing the crochet stitches: 3 rows of fp-ex-sc; 3 rows bp-ex-sc, etc., there is no need to cut off the yarn, turn the work upside-down and continue on the top. The Alejandra allows you to not have to do that and continue after you finish the body, straight to the bottom, back on the slant, and back up to the top to complete the top of the hat all in one piece! Have you ever crocheted like this? Probably not. I invite you to do so.
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