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Hats on!: 31 Warm and Winsome Caps for Knitters Paperback – 1 Jan 1999


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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Ltd (1 Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892724358
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892724352
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 0.6 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,231,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 July 1999
Format: Paperback
The best hat book that I've owned. All the patterns are delightful with easy to read directions and excellent illustrations. Wonderful gift ideas. This book is a must for all knitters and spinners.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Louise Armstrong on 9 Aug 2010
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This is a fun little book and good value for money. HOWEVER, the first hat I knit was enormous! British knitters might like to know that I can only get the correct gauge/tension by using double knit rather than Aran yarn (the book suggests 'worsted' which is usually translated as Aran) I also often need to go down a needle size. There are some mistakes in the charts as well. For best results, check Ravelry for errata and, unlike me, knit a tension square before you start. I would still recommend the book - there is a good variety of styles and the 4 hats I've made so far look cute. Guess what everyone's getting for Christmas!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. P. J. Beeching on 16 Dec 2010
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I have to say that I'm 'hat-challenged' being completely the wrong shape for any sort of hattage and it's only the cold weather that's sent me off on a quest for wearable hats. This book provides complete satisfaction for the 'hat-challenged' with projects for beginners or more experienced knitters. There are incredibly pretty patterns for the 'stranded colour' devotee alongside plain, practical hats for 'one-colour' fans. There isn't anything horribly complicated and the technique instructions are clear, photographic and extensive. In fact my major problem was deciding which hat to start first.

One note of warning. DO A SWATCH to assess your tension before starting and if you're knitting in the round, knit your swatch in the round as tensions can vary. If you don't, you could end up sadly disappointed. Normally a 'normal' knitter, I had to go down a needle size to get the correct gauge and reading the posts on a Knitting Group, this has been an issue with several knitters. That having been said, we all know we're supposed to do swatches before we begin to knit anything!

This is a 'must-have' book for hat knitters and I can't recommend it highly enough.
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This is a good basic book of patterns for a number of hat styles for all. Will use it again and again.
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
A great hat book with some flaws 10 Feb 2004
By Quickbeam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am an accomplished knitter and find this book is one of the most often used in my library. It has basic tam and watchcap patterns as well as some very complex ethnic hats. I'd encourage those using the book to make the colors their own....I've had great success with these patterns in my own color combinations.
The 2 flaws I find in the book are inadequate information about blocking and some gauge issues. Most wool hats need some blocking to look professionally finished, especially tams. You'll get no help from this book. The gauge problems are more troubling. On the Komi cap, for example, it calls for fingering weight yarn at 10 stitches to the inch (didn't specify which needles). Well, I'm a tight knitter and I could only get 8 to the inch on size "0" needles. I ended up having to reconfigure the child's sized hat (stitch count) for an adult head taking into account my altered gauge. That worked and the hat is gorgeous. But do be warned that gauge is everything in hats...if you can't get the right stitch count per inch (and that's not easy with this book) the finished product might not fit anyone's head.
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Excellent hat book 17 Nov 1999
By Y. Leventhal - Published on Amazon.com
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This is absolutely the best hat book I have seen, and I have checked out quite a few of them before purchasing this one. I have made hats using nearly half of the patterns from the book, using worsted-weight as well as sport-weight yarn. Quick, cute, and my kids love them.
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Great designs, but check before you begin 14 Nov 2000
By Liana Winsauer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I like Mrs. Schurch's designs, and I've been very happy with the hats (5 now-both solid and multi-colored) that I've knitted from it, but I would caution readers to check the charts/instructions before beginning. I have found several instances where following the instructions with blind faith would lead to unhappy results - marked pattern repeats off by one or two stitches, etc. As part of that warning, check how the decreases will affect the pattern - I've found that on some of the patterns I have to move the decreases one stitch to the left of where charted. Finally, don't be overly influenced by the colors used in the photographs - The three-peaked Turkish hat pattern looks really nice in red and white, while the colors in the photo are truly underwhelming.
Despite my grumbles, I really do like this book, and have recommended it to friends. I also need to go back and thank the lady who recommended it to me...
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, inspiring, well-written 30 Dec 2002
By Lanja Samsdottir - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for a learn-to-knit-hats book, this isn't going to be the one. However, for the advanced knitter, this book is a gem. Its patterns are clearly laid out - most are given in 3 or 4 sizes - and come from a variety of regions. They include adaptations of Norwegian, Turkish, Swedish, Russian, and Aran patterns (and many others). The projects are beautifully photographed at the beginning of the book. Just looking at them was an inspiration to pick up my knitting needles.
I like how the author doesn't specify the brand of wool she used, and instead gives only weights and measurements (ie worsted weight and 210 yards per 3.5 g). This allows for you the knitter to substitute your own wools without the fear that your project won't turn out exactly the way Charlene's has. Her directions are straight-forward and include various ways to cast on. She writes in a chatty style but free of bells and whistles. However, if you do not know how to read lace, Aran, or colour charts then you are at a supreme disadvantage. Most of her directions are sparse, and you must rely on the chart for the pattern details. Again, if you are a real beginner, this may not be a book that you want right away.
One of my favourite things about this book is that it includes all sorts of different styles. So there are tocques, earflap hats, tams, and watch caps - something for everyone and never a moment's boredom as a knitter.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A hat for every head! 17 Jan 2004
By saintjay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As Charlene Schurch mentions in her introduction, hat projects are extrememly portable and they make great gifts. With so many hat patterns to choose from, it's easy to find a hat for anybody in your family or gift list. I've already made 3 hats from this book - all three recieve copious compliments often accompanied by requests for either the pattern [from knitters] or a hat [from non-knitters].
Probably the best feature of this book is that most of the patterns include directions for many sizes, from toddler to x-large adult.
There's also a full range of difficulty from multiple color and intricate colorwork to 2 color stockinette or simple cables. Although all of the patterns involve either colorwork or cables, the projects are small and the charts are easy to read, making this a good book for the knitter ready to move beyond scarves and other simple knits.
I found my knitting gauge to be up to 2 needle sizes off from the directions so I would strongly suggest not skipping your swatch!
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