Easy Titan Toque – Knit Beanie, Knit Slouchy Hat

A toque refers to a knit hat, used commonly in the knit and crochet community.  The origins of this word come from approximately 13th-century Europe.  A toque is also the hat a professional would wear, for instance, the headwear of a chef, magistrate or professor. There are many names for knit caps, and so many stitches and technique variations...

How to work a Ripple Technique

The Ripple Technique is one that every skilled knitter and crocheter should know.  Use a ripple to show off the motion of your stitches.  In this post, you will learn how to work the Ripple Technique, and learn about ripple variations that really show off your creativity and style.  To follow along with this technique overview download the...

How to Read a Crochet Pattern – Part 2

This tutorial is written for the crocheter who knows how to crochet basic stitches and would like to explore patterns designed by Mary Maxim.  This tutorial does not show how to crochet each stitch from the beginning to end, but does show you one repeat of the stitches written in pattern and relies on you, the crocheter, to continue following the...