Knitting is not something you do just on cold, wintery days. It’s a year-round hobby, passion, and addiction for me and many others. I personally cannot imagine a day going by without picking up my needles and working on a project. The beauty of working with different fibers, weights, and colors of yarn gets me beyond deliriously happy. You can never have enough yarn or craft books in my humble opinion.
One of my favorite items to knit and crochet are hats and I’m always on the prowl for new patterns. Sometimes I’ll find some awesome free patterns, but usually, I’ll check out what’s new on Stackpole books. They have a lovely selection of craft books and I found one that resonated with me, Knit Hats with Woolly Wormhead!
This diverse book features a collection of 22 unique and innovative hat patterns that will fit all shapes and sizes of heads from adults to kids. Each design has a special element such as cables, textures and colorwork that make it an attractive and must-have wearable. The book is divided into four main sections.
Each pattern has a unique name, a few full-color photos, and clear written instructions. Some patterns will also feature a chart to follow. What I appreciate is that the patterns also mention the skills you will need to create the hat. For instance, being able to create knit and purl stitches, knitting with a circular needle, increasing, decreasing, joining live stitches, and so forth. If you are not familiar with any of these skills, then you can check out the back of the book where some are explained, or go online.
Men love skull caps and this book has several versions that are attractive and easy to make. There are also several cute kid’s hats that you will love making and children will enjoy wearing. That back of the book also has a section called The Right Size. Here you will learn to measure your head or your family’s heads to get the right size. Nothing is more unflattering than an ill-fitting hat. Did you know that for a hat to stay put and keep your noggin warm, it needs to be smaller than your head… but not too tight? I think many of us thought the opposite. One size does not fit all!
If you like to create your own patterns but never really know what size to make for a specific age group, a chart is provided. Acknowledging that heads sizes vary from person to person, they generally will fall into the size chart they’ve provided. Plus there are lots of other tips for styling and wearing hats that are included in the book. I found it a great read and I genuinely love all the patterns. It’s the perfect book to include in your craft book repertoire.
I received a complimentary product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.