The book, curated by Kyle Kunnecke
, includes 15 hat patterns
using a variety of techniques (lace, stranded, entrelac, crochet!) in a full range of yarn weights from fingering to super bulky. Each of the designers has donated their patterns so that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the ebook can be donated to Breast Cancer Connections
, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that supports people touched by breast and ovarian cancer.
The photography in this 79-page ebook is stunning, and the charts, where required, look well laid out. With something for everyone, it's easy to find a few favourites among the designs included.
My personal favourite is Franklin Habit
. Worked up in four colours of DK Lively, I think this hat would be a winner!
Another favourite is Lars Rains' Raspberry Beret
. I'm not sure I can personally pull off wearing this style of hat, but it might be hard to resist knitting it for someone else using a skein of Entice.
Normally I include a contest to go along with my book reviews and award a copy of the book being discussed. However, in this case, I think it makes more sense for each of you to check out the book
and hopefully decide to purchase it for yourselves so that the proceeds being donated will continue to increase.
So, instead of awarding a copy of the book, we have decided to award a $35 gift certificate to the Hazel Knits online store. In order to be entered into the drawing for the gift certificate you will need to leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific on Monday, March 10, 2014, telling me two things. First, check out the patterns
in the book and then tell me which pattern in the collection is your favourite. And second, I would also like to know what is your favourite yarn weight for knitting hats. I will randomly select one winner from the comments.
Please be sure to include information so that I can contact you if you win - an email address or Ravelry name, please.
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Hazel Knits was proud to be one of the sponsors of this collection.