Who loves to knit? How about knitting some wacky and fun hats for your friends or family?
Here is a knitting book for you...
FUN AND FANTASTICAL HATS TO KNIT
ANIMALS, MONSTERS & OTHER FAVORITES FOR KIDS AND GROWNUPS
BY MARY SCOTT HUFF
Knit a hat for someone, and you'll keep their head
warm. Give the hat googly eyes, floppy ears, or a
prehensile tail, and you will give them and everyone
they meet something to giggle about.
Do you know someone who could use a beyond-cute hat that
resembles their favorite animal or character? Fun and Fantastical
Hats to Knit adds a little fun to cold-weather wear. It doesn't have
to be cold out for you to sport some fuzzy cuteness! You can have
these amazing and easy-to-knit styles year-round! The twenty-one
knit hats in this book are designed in sizes to fit everyone from
babies to adults and are knit in-the-round with lots of amazing
Feeling a bit bonkers? Time to knit up a Tea Party topper or sport
your new Rabble of Butterflies hat. Geek out with Architeuthis,
Gargoyle, or Mercury hats; express your culinary inclinations with
California Roll or Cherry Pie bring out your wild side with a Blue
Crab cap, Frilly the frilled lizard, Baldy the eagle, or a Hedgehog
helmet! Find all of these and more inside Fun and Fantastical
Hats to Knit.
Mary Scott Huff, author of Fantastical Hats to Knit (CPi, 2014)
began as a classically trained actor and theatrical costume designer,
but accidentally became a computer programmer somewhere along
the way. In writing her first two books, The New Stranded
Colorwork, and Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, Mary fled
the realm of Information Technology to pursue a more
yarn-centered way of life. The many friends she found along the
way have helped her become a nationally-recognized designer,
teacher and author. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mary shares
a wee little house there with her husband, two children, some
Scottish Terriers, and more yarn than is strictly necessary. You can
join Mary on her adventures playing with string
In my opinion:
This book was creative and wacky at the same time. I could get a
sense of the author's personality as I flipped through the pages of
Fun and Fantastical Hats to knit. I'm sure Mary is playful yet
imaginative. Even the first page had a few sentences from Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland, "Do you think I've gone round the
bend?" Alice answered, "I'm afraid so..."
My favorite hats were the Architeuthis which had a fun story about
the character, "Archie" and the Tea Party hat. The best part about
the hats was that you can have your kids play dressup for hours on
end. Or I'm pretty sure the child inside will come out when you put
on the crown royal hat. Ever want to be a king for a day? I also
liked the large maple leafs and thought they would look good on a
I agree with Mary, "Every hat is a work of art." She has shown her
talent through her designs. There were twenty different hats to
choose from and I know you will find one or two that you will
love to knit.
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