Monday, July 28, 2014

Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit by Mary Scott Huff {Written by Emilee}

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 

About:
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 

details!


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 

wreath.
  

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.


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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