Here are 20 super-cute animal-themed hat, mitten and bootee sets to hand knit. The hats will keep tiny heads, ears and necks warm and toasty. Stylish matching mittens, booties and scarves are also included. The size range is from six months to four years and the patterns suit all knitting levels from beginners to advanced.-Machine Knitting Monthly This book is just what it promises in the title. Cute knits for kids. Children love animals and these wearable knits are themed around animals. These practical patterns are fun to knit and wear. The patterns are mainly for hats but also include mittens and some socks and scarves. The hat design is pull-on, so no fastenings and they are not easy to tug off. The patterns are graded and this book is suitable for the beginner up. The products are well photographed and the patterns look easy to follow. Dress your children up in their favourite animal. Basic knitting instructions are given at the back of the book too. A big hit with mums and children alike. You may need to substitute yarn, make sure you match your tension.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts It can be a struggle for parents to get little ones to wear hats and gloves in winter, but that could soon be a thing of the past. Nuriya's coverall hats are designed for children aged from six months to four years and have a practical built-in neck warmer, so kids can't pull them off easily. Not that they'd want to - just look at them! Inside are patterns for cute hats, 'paw' mittens and bootees for all abilities.-Knit Today
About the Author
Nuriya Khegay is an expert knitter based in New York. Brought up in Kazakhstan, her mother instilled in her a love of handicrafts. Upon moving to New York, with its cold winters, Nuriya realised the need for comfortable, practical winter hats for small children. She has produced hand-knited items for a Manhattan company selling to world-renowned designers including Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. Nuriya now sells her coverall hat and mitten sets online through Etsy.