I am honored and delighted to say that I have been asked to take part in Woolly Wormhead’s blog tour to promote her new book, Classic Woolly Toppers.
Classic Woolly Toppers is a collection of 10 classy and sophisticated hat designs with some fun and whimsy thrown in for good measure. The detailed patterns in CWT are all written for four different sizes and include a size guide to ensure that they fit correctly as well as a style and fit guide with suggestions on which types/fits of hats look best with general face shapes and hair styles. Woolly also includes in-depth tutorials on the following skills required to complete her hat patterns:
- provisional cast on
- alternate cable and cable cast on
- picking up live stitches
- joining live stitches
- short rows
As many of you know, I am a helpless hat junkie. Hats are one of my FAVORITE items to knit because they are fun, quick, you can try out new tips, tricks and techniques easily, and because they are just plain great to wear. So far, I have knit the Camden Cap and, most recently, Bobba Hat, which I’m going to share with you today, from Classic Woolly Toppers.
I chose to knit the todder sized version of Bobba, as you might recall from my WIP Wednesday post last week, as Willow fell in love with some the fiber in my stash. I promptly spun up the BFL in “Calypso” colorway and then set to work on her new hat. It was a very quick knit with super cute results:
Ms. Willow can be a tricky little monkey to photograph sometimes but she did enjoy hamming it up in front of the camera in her new hat!
I really love how well this hat pattern lends to handspun yarn. The simplistic design shows off the yarn very well, but with the fun little bobble at the crown, the design gets to do some shining of its own. Next on the to-knit list from CWT is either Alternato or Karenin … just have to find the perfect handspun (or fiber to spin) in my stash. I’ll be sure to let you know when I make the decision
And now for the giveaway!
Leave a comment on this post as well as your ravelry ID to be entered to win a digital copy of Woolly’s wonderful new book and a fun and funky skein of my handspun yarn. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, October 9th at 9PM Atlantic Daylight Time. One lucky reader will be chosen using random.org on Wednesday, October 10th and will receive their new ebook through email from Woolly and a skein of the handspun pictured below from me in the mail.
If you are looking to check out some of the other wonderful bloggers, the previous stop in the blog tour was The Knit Girllls, hosted by the lovely Leslie and Laura and the next appearance will be on Susan B Anderson Blog, hosted by Susan.
The line up for the tour is really amazing … so many inspiring people! Be sure to check out the schedule below:
- 9th September 2012 The Electric Sheep Podcast hosted by Hoxton Handmade
- 13th September 2012 Subway Knits Podcast hosted by Maria MN
- 17th September 2012 Stolen Stitches Blog hosted by Carol Feller
- 21st September 2012 Tot Toppers Blog hosted by Kate Oates
- 25th September 2012 More Yarn Will Do the Trick Blog hosted by Jean Moss
- 29th September 2012 TheKnitgirllls Videocast hosted by Laura and Leslie
- 3rd October 2012 Sand And Sky Creations Blog hosted by Simone Van Iderstine
- 7th October 2012 Susan B Anderson Blog hosted by Susan B Anderson
- 11th October 2012 Dull Roar Blog hosted by Alex Tinsley
- 15th October 2012 rock+purl Blog hosted by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
- 19th October 2012 Sheep to Shawl Blog hosted by Donna Druchanas
- 23rd October 2012 do stuff! leethal Blog hosted by Lee Meredith
- 27th October 2012 Bricoleur Knits blog hosted by Cirilia Rose
- 31st October 2012 Just call me Ruby Blog hosted by Susan Crawford
Classic Woolly Toppers
authored and published by Woolly Wormhead
Published July 2012
44 pages, full colour, 7.75in x 7.75in, 120g
ISBN/EAN13: 1477610952 / 9781477610954
PDF: 46 pages, full colour, 150DPI, 5MB
Product no.: WW204BClassicWoollyToppers
US print distributor:
crocheters to be more adventurous.
Deep South Fibers
The Ebook (as well as print and a print + ebook) option may be purchased through Woolly’s site.
Happy knitting and spinning everyone!
***Giveaway is now closed***