Synopses & Reviews
Beautifully rendered, heartbreakingly adorable, and wonderfully wacky knitted caps for newborns and toddlers
Thirty-eight million Americans knit, and that number grows every day. The baby hat is the perfect project for knitters of any level, with enchanting patterns that are easy enough for rank beginners but also interesting enough for the most accomplished needle wielders, in yarns that range from silk and linen to cashmere and mohair.
Susan Anderson's Itty-Bitty Hats presents thirty-eight irresistible designs for infants and toddlers--fun, hip, creative patterns with decorative flourishes that are witty, whimsical, and undeniably unique. The projects are arranged by order of difficulty and accompanied by beautiful photographs, instructive how-to illustrations, and utterly clear instructions (with no confusing abbreviations or insider shorthand). Anderson also provides an indispensable introductory section on stitches, materials, equipment, terminology, and techniques, allowing even the most inexperienced knitter to get started confidently.
Made for boys and girls, by parents and grandparents, aunts and even uncles, and, of course, best friends, the handmade hat is the perfect shower or birth or birthday gift--and Itty-Bitty Hats is the perfect gift for any knitter.
More than four million babies are born in America every year, and not a single one comes with a hat!
Three dozen adorable patterns to cover little heads in love and warmth
Hip and stylish designs for babies and toddlers, boys and girls
Topped with fruits and flowers, squiggles and swirls
More than 100 photographs and how-to illustrations
For knitters of all skills
A great introduction to knitting in the round
The perfect guide to creating gifts for beautiful babies everywhere
About the Author
Susan B. Anderson is the author of Itty-Bitty Hats, Itty-Bitty Nursery, Itty-Bitty Toys, Spud & Chloë at the Farm, Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys, and the forthcoming Kids’ Knitting Workshop. She writes her popular knitting blog at susanbanderson.blogspot.com and teaches award-winning courses on Craftsy.com and at workshops throughout the country. Susan also has a YouTube channel with dozens of instructional knitting videos that can be found under SusanBAnderson. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and four children.
Table of Contents
What You Need:andnbsp;11
Poms, Tassels, and Fringe:andnbsp;47
Ties and Flaps:andnbsp;49
Simple Baby Cap 1:andnbsp;54
Simple Baby Cap 2:andnbsp;56
Simple Baby Cap 3:andnbsp;58
Three Simple Toppings:andnbsp;59
From the Garden:andnbsp;77
Felted Flower Child:andnbsp;89
Cotton Stria Stripes:andnbsp;96
Stripey Stocking Cap:andnbsp;99
Pink Paper Bag:andnbsp;112
Reversible Stripes and Dots:andnbsp;121
Knitting Books and More:andnbsp;174