Tuesday, October 06, 2009

REVIEW: Hattitude: knits for every mood

Hattitude: knits for every mood
by Cathy Carron
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Sixth&Spring Books (November 3, 2009)

hattitude

Are you one of those knitters always looking for a quick, instant gratification project (don't be shy now... I'm raising my hand high)? Find yourself knitting countless hats? Looking for some new and interesting hats to knit? Well then, Hattitude: knits for every mood is for you!

Hattitude is a collection of 40 fabulous designs, including everything from pratical to beautiful to funky to conversation piece. Designer Cathy Carron takes us on a journey through time and fashion, from ski hats to fedoras to berets to retro-style cloches to headbands... even an earmuff hat. In the Hattitude patterns, Cathy displays a new take on her signature sculpted hat techinques with shaping, color, texture and detail. The patterns cover all skill levels, with offerings for both beginners and seasoned knitters.

There are several patterns already marked with post-its in my copy ... both for myself and for gifts. With so many styles in one book, its easy to find a hat to match your personality... and every outfit in your closet!

The photography throughout Hattitude is fabulous and the patterns are written in easy to follow steps. A solid explanation of basic hat-making tips is included in the back, covering how to find your perfect fit, how to measure for a correct hat size, designing a hat to fit, variations in sizing hats and hat anatomy. My final verdict? Add this book to your collection!

*FREE PATTERN!

You don't have to wait another month to grab your own copy of Hattitude, you can get your needles clicking now! Aloof is a featherweight cashmere beret that would certainly look chic on any head this winter! (hint: you can click on the pattern below to enlarge before printing)

Aloof from Hattitude

About the Author: Cathy Carron is a knitwear designer and consultant and owner of Pond Edge Bespoke Designs, a hand-knit hat business. Her patterns have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knit. 1, Knit Simple, Interweave Knits and knitscene magazines. She is the author of Hip Knit Hats and Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down. Cathy lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters, one of whom, Lydia, modeled for Hattitude.

*Pattern reprinted courtesy of Sixth&Spring Books.

4 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Looks like a good one!

Channon said...

Neato! Another must-have? I only have the crochet hats book I won from you last year as a hats only book...

Anita said...

I'm determined to learn to love hats & scarves this year... are there enough patterns in there you would do to warrant the price of the book? Or just one or two?
And are there a lot of color work hats? I don't like color work. :(
He he, sorry for all the questions.

Sue said...

I need that one in my collection. I make so many hats and am always looking for something new and different.