I have finished knitting that I could post about, but I don’t have pictures, so I’ll post about a book that I should return to the library.
I think the book has quite a few interesting designs. The hats use heavier yarn, both for a quicker knit and to give some heft to help give the hats more shape. I had never made a knit hat before and I found the instructions easy enough to follow. There seems to be a good range of easy to more challenging hats. Carron usually shows that hat in multiple yarns and colors so you can see the effect of a simple change. The book has a short introduction on making hats in general. I believe she generally makes them from the top down. She also includes information on fit and style to flatter various face shapes. A few of the hats are felted, so I may come back to this if I decide to make DJ a felted hat for her to embellish with needle felting.
The hats are mostly for women, but there are a few men’s hats and TH likes a couple of them (Duncan, Skye and Skip (which is a basic watch cap)).
There are several hats that I like, including Valery, Bette, Violet Seed, Clara and maybe Mari. There is something about Mari that is bugging me, but I also really like it, so I’m not sure if it is just the model or the colors, or if there is actually something about the hat’s fit or construction I don’t like. Valery is the brown and black hat on the cover and Mari is the pink and red hat on the cover. I saw the book briefly in a store and liked the Valery design so well I needed to figure out what the book was since I hadn’t written down the name.