This sweet book includes 38 creative hat patterns for newborns and toddlers. The patterns are broken down to be as clear as they possibly can be - void of abbreviations, annotated directions. The author offers a full introduction to knitting so even the non-knitter can knit in no time, plus personal suggestions and hints for materials and techniques. The hat styles are wonderfully hip and fun, including bunches of cherries, flowers, bursts of ribbon, and fleece at the crown, because we all know that when babies are out and about in their pushchairs, they are always seen from above.
- Spiral bound | 144 pages
- 203.2 x 238.76 x 48.26mm | 771.1g
- 01 Jun 2006
- Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
- New York, United States
- colour photographs & illustrations throughout
Back cover copy
Beautifully rendered, heartbreakingly adorable, and wonderfully wacky knitted caps for newborns and toddlers Thirty-eight million Americans knit, and that number grows every day. The baby hat is the perfect project for knitters of any level, with enchanting patterns that are easy enough for rank beginners but also interesting enough for the most accomplished needle wielders, in yarns that range from silk and linen to cashmere and mohair. Susan Anderson's Itty-Bitty Hats presents thirty-eight irresistible designs for infants and toddlers--fun, hip, creative patterns with decorative flourishes that are witty, whimsical, and undeniably unique. The projects are arranged by order of difficulty and accompanied by beautiful photographs, instructive how-to illustrations, and utterly clear instructions (with no confusing abbreviations or insider shorthand). Anderson also provides an indispensable introductory section on stitches, materials, equipment, terminology, and techniques, allowing even the most inexperienced knitter to get started confidently. Made for boys and girls, by parents and grandparents, aunts and even uncles, and, of course, best friends, the handmade hat is the perfect shower or birth or birthday gift--and Itty-Bitty Hats is the perfect gift for any knitter.