Hat Bands to
up the space.
braid-like appearance of the
obtained by working a row of herringbone stitch to form a foundation ; a long flax thread is inner border
then interlaced as shown in Fig. 25. See also border XIV. This interlacing thread is worked in,
after row, until the desired thickness has
the foundation stitch
interlacing in white flax thread
of the herring-bone stitch peeping out
give a pretty effect.
on either side
(Fig. 1) finish the dainty border.
The outer edges following the curves of the braid are worked in open button-holed loops (Fig. 59) which in Plate XI. are done with the needle but this edging may be done more simply, if desired, with a crochet hook, by forming a row of chain loops, then covering them with ;
double crochet stitch (see p. 157 for description). The edging of needle-made loops is, of course, preferable to
other, but in these days,
household linen must go to the laundry, these
crochet edgings might quite suitably be worked directly
on to little mats, table-napkins, and many other articles. They are quickly worked and wear excellently. Hat Bands. The illustration shows two hat bands, both of which might be made in a colour to go with a
Flowered Hat Band (Plate Xlla.).—Plate XIIa.
5 inches wide ; the length will vary and must depend on the shape and size of the hat. To make a similar band,
prepare a fringe about half an inch deep on one side e.b.
Published on Oct 27, 2016