Don't let the winter weather get you down. These two knitting
books will help you create fun hats to wear. Plus, you and your
family will all look fabulous in the snow.
First, A Dozen Beanies for Baby
With a dozen different patterns in this new book from Annie’s,
there is something for every style and preference. From our
delightful Gnome Whimsy to our chic Angelique, there is a special
beanie for that special little one in your life. With easy to
intermediate skill levels, you can foray into some more
complicated knitting techniques such as cables or lace while still on
a smaller scale. These projects are portable and perfect for
traveling! The book features many techniques, including cables,
lace, stranded colorwork, applique and more!
Page Count: 32
In my opinion:
I'm a huge fan of Annie's knitting pattern books. These books are
beautifully written and I love the layout. Also, I love the darling
photos of the little models wearing each hat. It would be so cool to
be one of the designers for Annie's Signature Designs.
In this book, there are 12 patterns of the cutest baby hats. Each
pattern has a skill level, size, finished measurements, gauge,
special abbreviation and pattern. I love how each of Annie's
knitting pattern books has a page with a picture of each pattern. It
is easier to find a favorite and get to work because the page
number is also included. My favorite patterns are Sweet Stripes
and Angelique. Also included are special techniques and knitting
basics. I definitely recommend any of Annie's Knitting books
because they are easy to follow and everything you need to know
Second, Knit Caps on Circle Looms
10 Toppers for the Whole Family
Features 10 projects for every age and gender, made on a variety of
round small- to large-gauge knitting looms. Medium to chunky
weight yarns are used throughout the book and each hat offers a
variety of sizing options.
Never before has there been hat loom books with on-trend cap
designs for the baby, kids and adults. We have earlap hats, basic
toppers and even a whimsical animal hat we call "Fido's Hat" for
your favorite kid. And for those fashionistas, they'll love Parisian
Flair and the Flapper Cloche. For the guys, we have the Earflap hat
and Modern Color with its classic shaping and modern colorwork.
All of these projects can be made in a weekend! Page Count: 32
In my opinion:
Have you ever tried knitting on a circle loom? I haven't and now I
want to since looking over Annie's knitting book: Knit Caps on
Circle Looms. It is much faster than using two knitting needles.
But, it is whatever you prefer. I like using two knitting needles
because I can also watch a show without looking at my work...well
sometimes if my stocking isn't too difficult.
I'm in love with the Parisian Flair Beanie, Spirited Earflap Hat and
Fido's Hat. Super cute designs are included in this book and I was
quite impressed that these were all made from using a circle loom.
This book does include Loom techniques which I needed to
understand how to make these beautiful hats. I thought Denise
Layman, the designer did a fabulous job and I loved her designs.
About Annie's Publishing: