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Tot Toppers designer and Crafsty member Kate Oates has outdone herself this time! She's created two great booklets that go great together.
The first in the series is called Math for Hats and teaches the knitter exactly how to create great-fitting hats for any family member.
About Math for Hats, Kate says, "Whether you're a knitter who'd like to know the secrets behind hat sizing to better understand patterns you're working on, or one who inspires to knit a hat up from scratch, this book will walk you through the aspects to consider."
Each of the patterns in the booklet is color - coded and matched with a description at the margin, so that you can easily follow along with both the pattern and the instruction.
After you've worked your way through Math for Hats, you're ready to move on and tackle any of the projects in Kate's book "Topped for a Year: 12 hat patterns."
This cute, professionally-printed, 12-page booklet is Kate's first collection of patterns and is adorable! There's a baby-or-child hat pattern for each month of the year. The booklet also includes templates for making brims for the hats, which is really clever! To read more about Kate and to find more of her patterns, here is a link to the Tot Toppers website.
If you're so new to hat knitting that you've maybe never even knit in the round, check out Craftsy's new online knitting course, Circular Knit Lab: Hats Four Ways. In this class, you learn to knit in the round while making three cute hats. It's a great way to get started on your circular knitting journey. (And, if you register through this post, you can take the course for 50% off.)
Kate, kind knitter that she is, has generously provided us with a copy of EACH of the booklets above. If you'd like a chance to win BOTH booklets, leave a comment below. We'll choose a winner at random next week.
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8/10/2011 UPDATE: This contest is now over, and the winner has been contacted. Thank you for your interest! Keep checking back for more great giveaways from lovely designers and companies.