Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Book Review: Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats by Kristi Simpson

Tuesday April 15, 2014
If you sent in your tax forms early and already got a refund...Yippee, you can go out and buy yarn to make one of these fabulous hats!

Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats ~ Fun & Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages
By Kristi Simpson

Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats
Why should kids have all the fun when it comes to hats? Now everyone can get in on the fun with this collection of thirty fashionable styles sized from infant up to adult.

Lamb Bonnet
Kristi Simpson says that her very first design was a hat; thus they have a special place in her heart. The designs she has created are evidence of the many directions that can be explored with hats: “silly, sweet, functional and fashionable!”  

Pigtail Hat
The models wearing Kristi’s hats are “real people,” and they serve a dual purpose. Highlighting the darling and varied selection of crocheted hats, they also prove the old adage, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” to be true!

Sassy Girl

These sweet, happy faces fill the book with smiles and giggles!

Buddy Bobbles
Also included is a very informative section which Kristi calls, “How to Read My Patterns,” which includes information on how to choose a pattern consistent with skill levels, sizing, choosing the correct yarn and hook and gauge. These tips will serve the crocheter well into the future on most any crochet project.

Both visually exciting and inspiring, the Visual Index at the end of the book with help you zero in on just which hat you will want to start with. I have a feeling you’ll want to make more than one!

Thick & Thin Hat
Simpson is the designer behind RAKJpatterns, and she is also the author of Sweet & Adorable Baby Crochet. She loves to blog about many things crochet.

As always with Stackpole books, exceptional photography clearly shows the special stitches required to complete each design. Mommy & Me Crochet Hats is available for the retail price of $19.95. 
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