5 Fantastical Knitted Hats Jewelry & Fashion | 2 March 2016 Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Knit hats are for more than just keeping you warm, they’re a total fashion statement! You can be patriotic, make a serious, or just be silly! In Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, the possibilities are endless. From animals to food, here are 5 of our favorite fun hats. Knitted fabric is the perfect medium for fantastical hats because its proper- ties lend themselves uniquely to each creation: warmth, stretch, softness. Add to these the magical ability of knitting to be formed into almost any shape with only simple increases and decreases. The equation is perfect: Yarn + Idea + Knitting = Hat-sterpiece. The projects that follow are fun to make, great to look at, and a delight to give. But even more important, wearing them can transform you. Who will you be today? A giant squid? A hedgehog? A flower fairy? Maybe all three! In addition to knitting the patterns here, I hope you’ll gain the confidence to design your own creative knitted hats. It’s easy to use the basic shapes presented as springboards for brand-new inventions. Change the colors, adjust the shaping in the ears or tentacles, or add whiskers or a snout to create something uniquely your own. And of course, wear them with aplomb. Remember, all the best hatters are really quite mad. 1. Blue Crab 2. Cherry Pie 3. Crown Royal 4. Hedgehog Helmet 5. Sugar Skull Buy from an Online Retailer US: Knit a hat for someone, and you’ll keep their head warm. Give the hat googly eyes, floppy ears, or a prehensile tail, and you will give them and everyone they meet something to giggle about. Do you know someone who could use a beyond-cute hat that resembles their favorite animal or character? Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit adds a little fun to cold-weather wear. It doesn’t have to be cold out for you to sport some fuzzy cuteness! You can have these amazing and easy-to-knit styles year-round! The twenty-one knit hats in this book are designed in sizes to fit everyone from babies to adults and are knit in-the-round with lots of amazing details! Feeling a bit bonkers? Time to knit up a Tea Party topper or sport your new Rabble of Butterflies hat. Geek out with Architeuthis, Gargoyle, or Mercury hats; express your culinary inclinations with California Roll or Cherry Pie bring out your wild side with a Blue Crab cap, Frilly the frilled lizard, Baldy the eagle, or a Hedgehog helmet! Find all of these and more inside Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.