Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Animal Hats - review
Book Depository, Dublin City Public Libraries; Ravelry
Animal Hats - Vaness Mooncie
Knit in chunky yarns these are entertaining, not sure if I'd wear many of them, your mileage may vary.
There are two schools of thought with animal hats, that they only belong on young children or that they're fun for all ages, if you think of them as the latter, this is the book for you.
The hats are done in two sizes, children's and adults, all bar two (Pig and Cat) with ear-flaps and mostly in chunky or aran weight yarns so a pretty quick knit.
First up is Chicken - beak and cox-comb included
Frog has two big stuffed eyes
The Penguin has a bow tie and buttons to tie up the wings.
The Elephant has a trunk, ivory and big ears
The monkey is the typical sock monkey style
The pig doesn't have ear-flaps but does have a curly tail.
The fox and also called Professor of Cunning is intarsia work
The lion has a loopy mane
The Mouse uses a variety of yarns to create texture
The Rabbit has big floppy ears
The cat uses bouclé wool to create texture
The Dog has an eye patch and floppy ears can be worn buttoned up
The Koala has big pom-pom ears
The Panda has button eyes.
The Cow has horns and friesian markings
There are also suggestions for lining the hat with either fleece or a knit lining.
The book closes with some basic how-to's
Got a copy from Dublin City Public Libraries who pay my wages but aren't affiliated to my blog