I recently got this book, Hip Knit Hats, and I have to say that I’m not impressed.
I dislike getting knitting books sight unseen, but I took a chance with this one. I mean, it’s hats. How bad can it be? Nothing more annoying than getting a whole big book and there being like one pattern in it that you want. What I really want is what I think is called a pageboy, one of those old timey looking hats, like a combination of a beret and a baseball hat. Surely a book of “hip” hats will have one of those in, right?
Well. Apparently we have different ideas of hip. And when they say 40 hats? It’s more like 4 hats done 10 different ways. Not very diverse, IMO. The only thing that looks interesting enough to bother with is the entrelac beret. I do like entrelac. Maybe I can figure out how to put a bill on it?
The only interesting piece of new info is the cast on that starts at the crown of the head and doesn’t create a hole. That might be worthwhile. But overall.. very disappointed. And besides that.. I STILL don’t have a pattern for my pageboy! Wah.