I mentioned last Sunday that I have a very cute book to review. This is it!
This is Cats in Hats by Sara Thomas, and I was asked to participate in the blog tour for this adorable book. (There’s a giveaway at the end of this entry, so be sure to scroll all the way down!)
First off, here is the Blog Tour Schedule:
- AUTHOR KICKOFF: 3/16 Scooter Knits
- 3/17 Yarning 4 A Smile
- 3/18 Wendy Knits
- 3/19 In Stitches
- 3/20 Polka Dot Cottage
- 3/21 FaveCrafts
- 3/22 Recycled Crafts
- 3/23 Lorelei’s Blog
- 3/24 CraftSanity
- 3/25 Lori Greenberg
- 3/26 Crafting a Green World
- 3/27 Gaea Handmade
- 3/28 Pretty Things Blog
Flipping through this book caused me to squee for an extended period of time. It is almost unbearably cute. It contains a total of 30 patterns, 20 to knit, 10 to crochet, to create hats for your cat.
There are seasonal hats, like this Santa Hat:
Fanciful hats, like this Unicorn Hat:
Party Hats, like this Cupcake Hat:
And some that defy description, like this Extraterrestrial Hat:
I have to say, I am very impressed by the sangfroid demonstrated by the models! I also love that the models are all given credit on an acknowledgements page in the back of the book.
The hats all take small bits of yarn and seem pretty easy to make. So you get a lot of bang for your buck with these projects.
Now, I can’t imagine Loki allowing me to (a) put a hat on him and (b) allowing it to stay in place for more than a nanosecond, but judging from the models in this book, there are cats out there who allow such shenanigans! And some of them look like they are enjoying wearing a little hat. If you have an urbane, laidback cat, these hats are for you!
And Now, the Giveaway!
Edited to add: Please note that this giveaway is sponsored by the publisher, not by me. Therefore, to be entered, you need to submit your entry via the Rafflecopter widget below as instructed — leaving a comment on this entry will not count. Also, I am unable to troubleshoot issues you may have with the Rafflecopter widget — the code was provided to me to insert in my blog entry and that’s the extent of my knowledge of it. Please note also that the contest is open only to those of you in the U.S. Thanks!
The giveaway grand prize is a prize pack that includes a copy of the book, and an exclusive pattern from Sara Thomas for the Easter Egg Cat Hat shown below, and a yarn kit from Lion Brand that will include yarn supplies to complete the Easter Egg Cat Hat:
FIVE lucky runner ups will receive a copy of the book!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
This contest will run from 3/16 to 3/30 @ 12 AM EST. We will give away ONE prize pack that includes a copy of the book, an EXCLUSIVE hat pattern from Sara Thomas, and the yarn necessary to complete the pattern. FIVE runners up will receive a copy of the book. Winners will be contacted by email and must notify us within 48 hours of the notification email with address and acceptance. Please note that winners can be from the US only.
Loki sez . . .
“I’m dreaming about that Extraterrestrial Hat . . . “