Fun Hats

Fun Hats : Delightful & Amusing Hats to Knit, Wear & Love

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Wacky, quirky and fun; who could resist knitting one of these fab, crazy hats. From cute to just plain silly, this book contains 30 designs for one-of-a-kind hats for babies through to teens and the adventurous adult. The hats can be worn for fancy dress, Christmas, Easter or just to get noticed. When people stop and ask "Where did you get that hat?" you can proudly say "I made it myself!" Knitting for fun is bang on trend. Landmarks, Olympic athletes and popular celebrities have all been brought to life with needles and yarn. Knitted graffiti, also known as `guerrilla knitting' is gaining popularity year on year, where knitters leave brightly coloured knitting tied to various objects, much to the amusement of the local population. "What's the point though?" many ask. Well it's all about making people smile and creating mini works of art for everyone to admire - and that's the aim of this book, as well as creating cool hats for those cold days out. Knitted hats are great for all knitters from beginners to advanced, as they're quick to make and are portable too. You could be the talk of the town as you sit knitting your crazy hats on the bus, on the train or in the cafe. It doesn't matter if you're not an experienced knitter as the introductory sections will contain all the knitty know-how you need to knit your own creation.


It includes:


* 30 fun knitted hat projects from knitted nightmares to cute creatures


and fancy dress from the author and guest designers


* A guide to all the essential tools, techniques and stitches to get started


* Instructions for all levels of knitter from beginner to intermediate


* A stitch and yarn directory plus a sizing guide


* Full colour photography, diagrams and illustrations throughout
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 190 x 244 x 12mm | 419.99g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 colour
  • 1844489337
  • 9781844489336
  • 983,398

Table of contents

Prelims ( 5pp)


INTRODUCTION (5pp)


Introduction from the author, on the themes of knitting for fun, knitting for kids and being creative


* Encouragement to start coming up with your own ideas!


Chapter One : Getting Started (10pp)


* Basic Tools


* Swatches/Tension


* Substituting Yarns


* Average Hat sizes


* Re-sizing


Chapter Two: Knitting Basic (16pp)


* Abbreviations


* The Slip Knot


* Casting on (thumb method and cable method)


* Knit and Purl Stitch


* Increasing


* Decreasing


* Casting off


* Sewing up


Chapter Three : Knitted Nightmares (14pp)


* Little Devil


* Witch


* Green Ogre


* Monster


* Alien


Chapter Four: Just Plain Wacky (14pp)


* Beehive


* Punk Rocker/Mohican


* Moustache and Beard disguise


* Shark


* Toadstool


Chapter Five: Rhymes and Tales (14pp)


* Wee Willie Winkie


* Red Riding Hood


* Wolf


* Tin Soldier


* Pippi Longstocking


Chapter Six : Festive Fun (14pp)


* Reindeer


* Snowman


* Robin


* Santa & Beard


* Xmas Tree


Chapter Seven: Dressing Up (14pp)


* Viking Helmet


* Crown


* Chef


* Magician's Hat


* Daffodil Flower


chapter eight: cute creatures (14pp)


* Octopus


* Bumble Bee


* Dinosaur


* Spider


* Cockerel/Rooster


Yarn and Stitch Directory (5PP)


Index and Credits (3PP)
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Review quote

Dec 13



There's nothing better than a cute knitting pattern to bring a smile to everyone's face, and Knit Today's very own Lynne Rowe is certainly doing her bit with her new book, which is crammed with jolly designs for the whole family. There are 32 patterns suitable for all levels of knitting ability, for babies and children of all ages - and by that we mean adults too...! Choose from a wacky beehive, an octopus or a Mohawk to Little Red Riding Hood, a birthday cupcake, a crown or a little devil. They make wonderful presents and you'll have as much fun creating them as the lucky recipient will have wearing them. * Knit Today * Sept 13



We all love having fun. Knitting is undergoing a great revival. Your children will love these fun knits. Dress up with cosy, comfortable hats that are fun to knit and wear. There are more than 30 patterns, so you'll find lots you love. The patterns are suitable for babies up to young children and even adults who are young at heart. They include ideas influenced by animals, books, aliens and more. Hats, hoods, headbands anything to keep little ones cosy and happy. They can be used for play too with Viking hats (traditional image of the Viking with horns), Peter Pan, Red Riding Hood and more. The patterns have full written instructions and the hats are beautifully photographed. * Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts *
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About Lynne Rowe

Lynne Rowe was taught to knit and crochet by her Nan in her early childhood and has been hooked ever since. She has developed a wide range of specialist skills and loves to pass these on to others through her workshops and classes. She is best known for her whimsical designs which feature regularly in the UK's most popular craft magazines, along with articles and technical guides. Her practical approach makes her patterns straightforward, easy to read and fun to make and her aim is to encourage as many people as possible to knit and crochet. Lynne lives in Congleton, Cheshire.
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