Thursday, October 30, 2014

REVIEW: Holiday Hats for Babies

Holiday Hats for Babies

Caps, Berets & Beanies to Knit for Every Occasion

by Debby Ware

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Taunton Press (September 2, 2014)


What knitter can resist casting on a super-cute baby hat - even with no particular baby in mind at the time? I know I sure can't, and with the release of Holiday Hats for Babies: Caps, Berets & Beanies to Knit for Every Occasion, my to-knit list just got even longer.

The first thing that grabbed my attention with Holiday Hats for Babies, besides that adorable pouty face on the cover, was the fact that this is a book full of patterns for all holidays... not just the "major" ones.  Heck, not even just the sub-major ones.  Arbor Day Cap, anyone? 

The 25 patterns in Holiday Hats for Babies are divided into four seasonal sections:
  1. Winter is Wonderful - covering Christmas, Hanukkah, all things snowy, Valentine's Day and St. Patty's Day (note to the editors: the Mother's Day "Cup of Love Hat" pattern in this section clearly missed it's proper location)
  2. Spring Has Sprung - covering all things flowery, plus April Fool's Day, Easter, Mother's Day (a second offering apart from the misplaced hat noted above) and Father's Day
  3. Summer and Other Celebrations - covering 4th of July and birthday celebrations
  4. Fabulous Fall - covering Arbor Day, Halloween and leaf-peeping
Of course, if you know me, you know I went straight to the Fabulous Fall section.  The "Leaf Peeper Cap" is simply adorable and the "Witch's Hat" is a must for any little lady in your life.

Other patterns that really stood out to me include the "Peppermint Candy Cap," a sweet treat for Valentine's Day and beyond, the "Spring Has Sprung Hat," complete with pink roses on the top, and the "Fourth of July Top Hat," which proudly shows off your tiny-tot's patriotic side.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced knitter, the patterns in Holiday Hats for Babies are for you.  Whether you want to try out new skills, or cast on what you would consider a "mindless" knit, each project has clear instructions and beautiful color photos to guide you through.

About the Author: Debby Ware is an author, designer and life-long knitter who has been crafting baby clothing for more than 20 years. She owns and operates Debby Ware Knitwares, an online shop devoted to fun and charming knit kits.  Debby resides in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

Disclaimer: Taunton Press sent a copy of Holiday Hats for Babies to Lapdog Creations for review purposes.  I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own.

1 comment:

Marjie said...

You should enjoy this one. You've made some great baby's and children's hats!

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