Top positive review
20 people found this helpful
Lovely patterns for gorgeous hats
on 2 November 2011
I've only had this a week or so and am making my third hat from the book. All quick and easy knits, one or two require cabling skills or other techniques all of which are well described in the book so you should be able to follow it.
One pattern (Ripple Hat) I think has errors, it tells the user to knit 44 rows of pattern, when to get the required length it should be 4 repeats of a 20 row pattern plus 4 rows, meaning you need to knit 84 rows to get to the 7 to 8 inch hat height you need before adding gathers/smocking (which reduces the height of the hat to 4.5/5inches before the crown shaping). A minor point, everything else looks fine from what I've read and I do love the designs.
If you like knitting hats or quick gifts, this is a great book. Check the publishers site for errata, the part I mentioned isn't on there yet but I have notified them of the issue so it should be there soon. I've made the Wanderer Cap, the Ripple Hat and the Plait Beanie, next is the cover design with those lovely swirl patterns.
I will be making several more of the patterns for Christmas gifts and Winter wear. If it's not in your stocking this year, treat yourself.