My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


The Knitted Hat Book

Next up for review:


This is The Knitted Hat Book: 20 Knitted Beanies, Tams, Cloches, and More by Interweave Editors. Published September 16, 2016 by Interweave, it is 128 pages of hats! You can view all the patterns on Ravelry, here.

There are patterns for guys and girls both, and there is lace, texture, and colorwork: a little something for everyone.

Some of my faves:

The Frolic Paperbag Hat by Alexis Winslow is made from fingering weight wool in two colors (the pattern calls for Quince & Co. Finch). This is such a cute solution for someone with a lot of hair. Don’t know what to do with your ponytail? Here’s a solution!


The Forge Graphic Toque by Meghan Babin is another two-color hat knit from fingering weight wool (in this case, Brooklyn Tweed Loft) but it is stranded colorwork instead of stripes. Think how fun this hat would be using a gradient for the background and black for the contrast.


The Timber Cabled Toque, also by Meghan Babin, is worked in Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Worsted and is a great, classic unisex hat. For a more luxurious hat, you could knit this up in a cashmere blend. Yum!

Those are just a few. Which one is your favorite?

And . . . who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in the drawing to win my copy of The Knitted Hat Book: 20 Knitted Beanies, Tams, Cloches, and More please leave a comment on this post by 11:00am on Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Loki will wake up in time to draw a winner!



  1. Hello, I like the Frolic Paperbag Hat. Thx.

  2. It would be an honour to be chosen by Loki! Looks like a lovely book.

  3. Mary Beth says:

    I’d love to expand my hat repertoire! Also, I have to give you a huge THANK YOU! I’ve been knitting top-down socks for years, but now, thanks to your book “Socks from the Toe Up,” I can do them toe-up, too!

  4. I’ve been eyeing that book, love the Frolic Paperbag hat. It’s hard to tell there is a cat in that pile of fluff.

  5. I LOVE knitting hats! This looks like a fantastic book.

  6. Ohhhh lovely and just in time for cool weather. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Cynthia Speed says:

    Now that I’m retired, I’m looking forward to spending some quality time knitting. What a great time to offer this to us with a little Fall chill in the air and the giving holidays right around the corner. I’ve noticed that you give away more books that you keep.You are too generous. We appreciate you. Thanks!

  8. Ohhh! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I would love the chance to win. Say hi to Loki!

  9. Myra Fleming says:

    New to knitting, hats I can probably do…love all of them!

  10. Nancy Lewis says:

    Wow, liiks like a great pattern book! BTW, you inspired me to work Fair Isle knitted hats, gloves and socks, now I’m digging out Starmore books with idea of doing a sweater, too! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I find hats to be relaxing and fun, so this book would be great.

  12. Mary Howland says:

    There are several hats which I really like but my favorite is the Paper Bag hat. I’d like to win the book and make the hat for my great niece who has so much hair that it’s hard to stuff it all in so this would be ideal. Thanks for offering to share the book!

  13. Jacquie Krauskopf says:

    The hats are beautiful and just in time to knit for the cold season,

  14. Jane Page says:

    I knit lots of hats for cancer patients for different organizations. I would love some new patterns to try! Thanks for a chance to win this book!

  15. Kathleen Kennedy says:

    I would love, love, LOVE this book. I have a plethora of peoples I can knit for. This would be perfect!!

  16. Joan Anderson says:

    Would love to win this great book. Love to knit hats and want something different. You are so generous in all these “give-aways”.

  17. Sarah Fuller says:

    This is a nice one. I would love to be the lucky recipient. Hats season!

  18. Deborah Gajee says:

    The Timber Cable Toque is my favorite.

  19. I love the Forge Graphic Hat, I do love colourwork!

  20. Terry Eagle says:

    Great looking patterns, my family loves hats.

  21. Christel Yates says:

    I love to knit hats and need to do some for gifts! Beautiful book and thank you for sharing with us!

  22. I love the paper bag hat! It would work perfectly for me 🙂

  23. I always enjoy knitting hats do would really like to add this book to my collection.

  24. Brenda Koerselman says:

    I love to make hats and I love your posts! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!!

  25. Lynne Hebner says:

    I need this book! Thanks!

  26. Rusty Boyd says:

    I love the cable hat and colorwork cap. Stone hedge is one of my favorite yarns. I designed a scarf using it.

  27. I love knitting hats. The perfect quick gift.

  28. Susan James says:

    love the Sterling Lace Tam!

  29. Billie Harmon says:

    What a lovely book of hats to knit , thanks for the chance of winning a copy.

  30. Jennifer T says:

    Lots of nice hats. I really liked the Squall.

  31. Wake up, Loki, and pick me!

  32. Susan Dobrowney says:

    Looks like a great variety of hats for knitting, there’s sure to be one for every taste. Thanks.

  33. Mary Tole says:

    I want to knit hats for a family of 8 adults, this would be perfect.

  34. Oooh, pretty! Esp the Timber Cabled Toque. Amazing what Loki can do without thumbs!

  35. I like The Frolic Paperbag Hat because I’ve personally never seen anything like it before!

  36. I’d really love to knit more hats – that graphic one is so pretty!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  37. I would love to win this book. My son-in-law is in need of hats! Thank you!

  38. Too cool and I’m in a hat knitting mood. Must be the cooler weather.

  39. Love the hats. Come on, Loki, pick me!

  40. Bobbi Taylor Maguire says:

    I live in Colorado. We can never have too many hats! Love the toque.

  41. I love the two Babin hats. I think I have a new designer to check out now!

  42. Me: short attention span, instant gratification – I am all about hat knitting as my son and his friends will attest to

  43. Hats are my favorite to make. Would love a copy of this book.

  44. Amy Schulze says:

    I love knitting hats! What a fun book.

  45. Great set of patterns! I would love to have this book.

  46. Sandra Kerr says:

    I would love to win! Loki is an adorable fluff ball as always.

  47. I am queen of knitted hats! [well, I make a lot of them.] Be great to have a new collection to work through.

  48. Anna Housholder says:

    Hmmm, I looked and oh, my, it is something I would like to receive. I have made a few but need to make a few more.

  49. Lauren Kowalczewski says:

    I keep trying to win a book from you….and I’ll keep trying until I win one!! Thank you so much for your generosity of these magnificent knitting books. I’m getting back into my knitting after almost a whole summer off. I’d like to make some Christmas gifts…so I’ll keep trying!
    Have a glorious week, Lauren

  50. Looks like nice color work patterns also! That’s why I love Wisconsin, I can wear and gift hats. Hugs to Loki?

  51. Carol Brookover says:

    I’d love a copy of this book. I just finished a hat for my great niece and a matching one for her American girl Doll, Katie…!!!

  52. Jean Palionis says:

    Looks like some fun knits. Thank you.

  53. Looks like a great book.

  54. “Think how fun this hat would be using a gradient for the background and black for the contrast.”
    As soon as I saw the pic, I was weighing the merits of a bright, long striping vs a gradual tonal changing yarn. Then I continued on reading your commentary: YES!
    PS, I’m a huge fan of Jared Flood’s designs & the products from Brooklyn Tweed. “Turning the square” is my favorite charity knit. It’s great for oddballs & occasionally I challenge myself with a new stitch or texture. Plus, [I may be a total weirdo, but . . . ] I love the way the finished caps fold into themselves to make an arrowhead shape.
    Hope you’re feeling better. & thanks as ever for the giveaways.

  55. Suzi in MI says:

    Love the paperbag hat!

  56. Monica Cortada says:

    It’s hat time! Yea! I love fall and knitting hats is a perfect a seasonal activity like drinking pumpkin spice lattes and hot chocolate.

  57. Eleanor Swogger says:

    would love to win this. My teenage granddaughters are always requesting new hats.

  58. This book would be perfect for me! I’m knitting hats for cancer patients, and need some new ideas.
    Cmjanz on Ravelry

  59. Just in time for Christmas knitting… Loki is a genius at the art of relaxing

  60. Love, love, love hats. Loki please choose me!

  61. It’s a little chilly this morning–must knit hats.

  62. My daughter needs the paperbag hat for ponytails.

    How about a video of Loki drawing the winner?

  63. AdrienneS says:

    Ooh, that looks like a book from which I’d knit several patterns, if Loki chooses me. I especially like the wrought iron look one!

  64. Susan Picciano says:

    Those look like fun!

  65. Annette Schipf says:

    I really, really hope I win this book- I am knitting several hats for Christmas gifts! Thank you! Ravelry ID: Ettenna (crossing my fingers–pick me ?)

  66. Some Very nice hats. My favorite has to be the one that allows for your ponytail. Great idea and looks cool

  67. I like the orange cloche hat on the cover. Thank you.

  68. knittingdancer on Raverly says:

    I would love to win this book for my sister. She knits hats for charity all the time.

  69. Soxy Jane says:

    I’d like to win this book – I see a lot of Christmas presents on the pages. If I send Loki some catnip, do you think I’d have an “in” with him? 😉

  70. Love the Frolic Paperbag hat. Thanks for the giveaway

  71. Looks like a great book….LOVE the ponytail hat!

  72. Many hat patterns all in one book. Can’t go wrong with this book.

  73. This is going right on my amazon wish list!!!

  74. Elizabeth H. says:

    Love the paper bag hat!

  75. Lynette Moucha says:

    Loki looks like he’s made of a lovely cashmere/mohair blend – so soft and touchable! This looks like a great book!

  76. Sweet! Another wonderful give-a-way.

  77. Would love to win…please Loki!

  78. One can never have too many hats 🙂

  79. Karen Oaks says:

    I have been knitting hats for many years. I have knitted each of my grand nieces/nephews a hat for Christmas since they were born. They all know what they are getting – they just don’t know what it is going to look like. This book would give me more ideas for hats at Christmas time.

  80. That looks like a cool book.

  81. Love these gays. Great quick pattetns

  82. It’s definitely getting to be hat weather here in Quebec. I would love a copy of that great book.
    Give Loki a belly rub from me 🙂

  83. What a great book! Loki is a wise cat!

  84. Really cute hats. Wish I had a ponytail because I love the paperbag hat! I wonder if it could become a cowl? Would put this book to good use.

    My two cats, Mickey and Scampy, say hello to Loki.

  85. Looks like a great book!

  86. Looks great

  87. Thanks for another chance to win a great book! Lots of gifting potential in those pages.

  88. Kristine Mitchell says:

    I seem to be in a hat phase now. 🙂 Perfect timing!

  89. Susan Ipavec says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! This looks like a great book with more than a few patterns I’d love to knit.

  90. Sooo many fun hat patterns !

  91. Ruth Schoof says:

    Love the Timber Cabled Togue!

  92. Love the pony tail hat! My granddaughter would look fantastic in it!

  93. Love the Timber Cabled Toque. I’d love to win the book, of course – it would add a lot of options to my Hats For Sailors patterns! (And some for me, and select friends/family, as well!)

  94. OMG – The Frolic Paper Bag Hat is awesome! I just had a conversation with my teenager who wants a more “mature” looking hat this winter. No more earflaps or pom-poms! I am not sure this qualifies, but it would certainly take care of all that thick long hair we have to deal with. Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. And I have just the Miss Babs gradient to use!!!

  96. Yay! I knit lots of hats for charity and like to try a lot of patterns. This looks amazing.

  97. Jennifer Hoener says:

    Hi! Would like new ideas for hats. Looks like fun!

  98. Hats are so much fun to knit! Its a great way to try out yarns and techniques. They also make good donation items, as the fit is flexible and they’re relatively quick to knit.

  99. Nikki Bufkin says:

    Hats make such great gifts, and these look like great designs!

  100. Oh, I LOVE the Forge Graphic Toque!! I don’t wear hats often, partly because of the “too much hair” issue so the paper bag solution might be the one for me.. Thanks for the chance to win! We need lots of hats here in the Great White North 🙂