March 31, 2010

Book Giveaway #3: Scrumptious Toppers!

Today’s book giveaway is for Scrumptious Toppers for Tots & Toddlers: 30 Hats & Caps from Debby Ware.

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This one is pretty insane, but could be a good fit for the right kind of creative person with a baby and clever modification skills…  For example, I could imagine this one turning into a pretty cool monster hat (different colors, different kind of embellishing…):

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This one below is about as simple as they get – the most subtle, classic kind of design in the book:

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If fun fur scares you, I wouldn’t recommend flipping through this book….

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There are only 6 of the patterns on Ravelry, but you can get a pretty good idea of the style of the book and patterns from this peek on Google books.  I know it’s obvious that I’m not into these designs (which is why I’m giving it away) but I really hope it finds a good home and gets used – I would love to see some cool modifications of some of these hats!

To enter the giveaway, comment on this post telling us what’s your favorite hat you ever knit, or your favorite hat to wear, or the hat pattern that you’re most wanting to try… pretty much anything you want to write about hat knitting!  You all know I’m a hat knitter above all other knits; I’ve made well over a hundred hats, and I love choosing which one to wear each day!  I can’t choose a favorite, but as for a pattern I’m dying to knit – I spun up yarn for an Elizabeth ZImmermann Snail Hat months ago and have yet to cast on!

I’ll pick a winner (at random) next Monday (April 5th) around 3pm.  I’m sorry, but I need to limit these giveaways to within the US to keep my shipping costs low.

(Since I’m giving away 5 books this week, and I really want each of them to go to a home where they’ll be used and enjoyed, please only comment to win the books that you want.  If this book doesn’t appeal to you, see if some of the other books are more your style, and only comment on those – thanks!)

Filed under: books,contest/giveaway — leethal @ 10:00 am
  • beth

    My favorite hat to knit is the Reversible Knit Halloweenie Beanie by Crazy Aunt Purl (http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2007/10/r…). I love it because it is simple and easy to modify. It is also fast. I like fast.

  • http://bagsbytracy.etsy.com/ tracy

    I've only ever knit regular ol hats. I'd love to try one with ears, or flaps or something. Just I-cord tops, like the one from the stitch n bitch book, nothing too fancy for me. This book looks wonderful.

  • http://twitter.com/ellenronnie ellenronnie

    My favorite hat is one I designed and called the Chia Hat. I used fuzzy green yarn and made a shape kind of like a gumdrop. I entered it into a hat contest and won “People's Favorite”.
    Thanks for the give away. Have some kidlets I'd love to make these hats for.
    Ellen
    aka EllenRonnie on Ravelry

  • Katie

    I love odessa which I think was in magknits originally.

  • Asia

    My favorite hat is Jil Eaton's xmas tree hat, I make it for all the kids in the family and it's a big hit.

  • http://meanderinghome.blogspot.com/ Kacy

    My favorite hat to knit is the photography hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/photogr…). I have fun with all the yarn-overs and dropping yarn-overs on the next row. I've made 4 of these. I have a toddler and a baby on the way in September. I'm sure I can find some inspiration to knit something for them with this book. :-)

  • aisling

    Okay I want to enter this one ! :p My fave hats to knit are a really basic baby roll brim. I started knitting them for my son who is 7 now and each of my babes after that had several :)

  • fiberfriend

    I have babies poping into my life left and right (none of them mine) haha
    So I love to knit hats for them.
    I just finished “The Four point Beret” by Debby Ware in her book : “too Cute”
    So U see I AM a real fan of hers :)
    I absolutely Love to win the book!

  • nanjar

    The hat I have gotten the most comments/compliments on is the Susan Anderson hat with the heart ear flaps…darling in orange and red.

  • jbarrett5

    hi favorite hat would be cupcake hat and using a brightly varigated yarn for the sprinkles. knit for local hospial, newborn hats so comes in handy

  • http://www.leethal.net/ Lee

    You're the winner! Congrats!! I'll be emailing you soon to get your address…

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