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Anna Zilboorg is the kind of artist and craftswoman who comes along only rarely. Her previous book, Fancy Feet, integrated a unique color creativity with traditional fiber folk traditions of Turkey. In 45 Fine and Fanciful Hats to Knit, she presents nine basic hat shapes, from a fairly standard (but colorfully interpreted) beret to amazing geometric structures such as an onion dome and a six-pointed star (knitted in two layers). Enjoy breaking the constraints of knitting "normal" hats and set yourself free. For those who really want to follow directions, Zilboorg's charts are unusually clear and her directions are brief and uncomplicated.
Zilboorg's earlier Fancy Feet: Knitting Patterns of Turkey (Lark, 1994) was notable for its lack of "fluff"?just gorgeous patterns, simply presented. Now Zilborg uses the same approach with knitted hats. All manner of exotic, richly patterned woolen caps are included, among them toques, berets, Egyptian hats, and onion domes. Basic instructions for each type of hat; full-color, one-page photographs; and charts for each design variation fill the book. Highly recommended for those knitting collections catering to the experienced knitter.
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Enjoy colour and I'll be well served. Lots of fun knitting these hats.Published 5 months ago by Sylvie Verville
These hats are good looking and warm at the same time especially when it's windy.
They are perfect for Canadian weather.
I bought this book for its variety of hat shapes and was hoping to knit them in solid blocks of colour rather than in stranded fair isle. Read morePublished on June 14 2004
I used to knit a lot, but then I quit. Now I've just picked up knitting needles for the first time in 30 years. Read morePublished on June 13 2003 by Peggy Vincent
It is a good hat knitting book for me . Because it provides clearly instructions , and the pattens are really beautiful .Published on Feb. 8 2002
Well, this isn't a standard hat book. And not every hat will work for everyone (I found the Toque too small, the onion too big, but gauges vary. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2001 by Joanna D.