My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm 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. Full disclosure. If I don’t win I’ll buy this book!

  2. Hard to choose one favourite. I would probably start with Verdure Buttoned Cloche. I think I need this book. Please Loki?

  3. Hi It is hard to pick a favorite from all those beautiful and many unique hats. But I think I would knit the Frolic Paperbag hat first for my adult daughter who frequently sports a ponytail.

  4. elizabeth streeter says:

    I have to wear hats now for medical reasons so I would love the book good luck to whoever wins

  5. I see a couple of hats that would look good as gifts. Please add my name to the pot. Thanks.

  6. Love the ponytail solution such a unique idea.

  7. Some of the hats are right up my alley. I’d like to be placed in the random drawing. Thanks.


  8. Birgit Rosenberg says:

    Hat knitting is so satisfying. Hope I win!

  9. Conni Durrwachte says:

    Love, Love Love hats and of course socks. They are THE things I knit.

  10. Cindy Lou says:

    The preview hats you showed are so nice. I especially like the one where the ponytail sticks out the back! Looks like a great book.

  11. Helen Mathey-Horn says:

    Interesting types of hat patterns. Looks like fun.

  12. Hats are always a nice quick knit. Especially when you need a gift or a brake from a big project you’re working on.

  13. Barbara Scott says:

    I love the point tail hat! I have just started making hats. I need this book

  14. Stuff the knitting, I just want contact with Loki!

  15. Norma Jean says:

    I am looking for a new hat pattern and would love to win this book. Pick me, Loki!

  16. I like the Verdure Buttoned Cloche, but there are quite a few that I’d like to knit/have. Thanks, Wendy.

  17. I love the paper bag hat

  18. Pam Huang says:

    I am always on the lookout for hat patterns. Thanks for donating your copy!

  19. I love this book… it’s been in and out of my shopping cart for awhile and I’ve been looking for any excuse to buy another book… it would be great to win it!

  20. I love the paper bag hat! Thank you for the giveaway. (And thank you Loki for taking time out of your nap to draw the winner):-)

  21. Jaime Pierce says:

    Hats are always a fun project!

  22. I think the forge graphic tocque is my favorite. Lots of possibilities

  23. Cathy starkes says:

    Looks like a fantastic hat book. I am just learning stranded knitting, so the forge graphic hat would be great to make. Thanks for the giveaway.