9 free antique knit and crochet patterns for Edwardian & WW1 tam o’shanter hats!
‘It is often difficult to know what Christmas presents to give […] A warm hat is always serviceable.’ (Marin Journal, 1902)
The Edwardian tam o’shanter or tam hat – a soft knitted or crocheted wool hat – was the everday hat of Edwardian girls and sports hat of Edwardian women. ‘A small woollen cap […] which only needs two hairpins to keep it in place, is extremely becoming, and suitable either for summer or winter.’ Continue reading Edwardian & WW1 Tam O’Shanter Hats – Free Knit & Crochet Patterns
Make a cozy knitted wreath this Christmas! All you need is an old sweater or scarf and a wreath base. Continue reading Knitted Wreath From An Old Sweater
Fabric ornaments are easy to make and a great way to use up fabric scraps or to recycle old clothes. I reused old oven mitts, red knit stockings and a felted wool knit hat. Continue reading Tutorial: Fabric Ornaments – Heart, Star & Tree
Turn an old sweater into a cozy knitted pillow in less than 10 minutes! It’s an easy refashion – even for sewing beginners – for those ill-fitting sweaters at the back of your wardrobe. 😀 Continue reading Sweater To Pillow – Refashion Tutorial
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use a knitting nancy. French knitting or spool knitting is an easy and fast way to make I-cords. French knitting is also a perfect way to teach children how to knit. Continue reading How To French Knit – With Pictures
I’ve knitted a wool sweater, even though I don’t like knitting 😉 . Continue reading Brown Knitted Wool Sweater
I’ve knitted this 1920s Tam hat following this antique, 1922 pattern – the Devereaux Hat.
In the 1920s, Tam O’Shanter hats were popular among girls and young women – an alternative to the cloche hat. Continue reading 1920s Tam Hat – The 1922 Devereaux Hat