still feeling bookish…

I have another new knitting book to show you. It’s 1000 Fabulous Knit Hats by Annie Modesitt. This copy is from the library, but I want to get a copy of my own.

hat book

Why? Partly because it’s beautiful, and partly because I’m in it! Well, not me, exactly, but some of my hats. Last year, Annie Modesitt put out a call for pictures of knit or crocheted hats. She was hoping to get a thousand to put into a book. And she did. She chose 10 to feature with their patterns. The rest are eye candy and inspiration. And there is a lot of inspiration here. A hat is a perfect project; small enough that it gets done quickly, and big enough to be a canvas for a new stitch pattern or color combination. Who doesn’t love a hat?

Here are my Pippi hats:

pippi blue


And my watermelon baby cap, which is a free pattern here on my blog:


And my spiral rib cap, also free.


My Elsa would have been in here, too, but she hadn’t been designed yet.

I’ve spent some time paging through, and I want to knit more hats!

14 responses to “still feeling bookish…

  1. Wow! That’s great. Your hats look beautiful. As a hat lover myself I can really never get enough of them.

  2. I always love it when local artists are recognized! Your hats are well represented! The photos do them justice. Keep up the knitting and designing. 😉

  3. I love those Pippi hats — congrats on being featured in the book!

  4. peacefulknitter

    That’s great, congratulations!

  5. What a fantastic resource and amazing to have your hats included!

  6. I have hats on my brain…just because Christmas is near! What a great idea…one place for thousand of inspiring ideas. Congratulation on the ones chosen for the book 😀

  7. Hats are a wonderful medium for expression. You are right, it is a great project that feels so fulfilling. Congrats!

  8. Congratulations for being published, especially in such a beautiful book!

    I don’t know why I don’t knit more hats. After all, I do live in Wisconsin!

  9. that is SO cool — congrats!

  10. Your hats are awesome!

  11. Congratulations! Few more patterns and you’ll have to pull together your own book. 😉

  12. Hats off to you, Michele, and your baby hat is adorable. Annie Modesitt was one of Ron Bloom’s early knitting teachers when she still lived in New Jersey. Good to see her continuing her fiber work after much family stress.

  13. That’s so cool, Michele! To see your work in bookprint is awesome 🙂

  14. See the blue/green Pippi hat in the photo below the book cover? It’s been in the 20’s here the past couple of mornings and I’ve worn it to take out the dog. There are machine-made Pippi hats at Whole Foods Market but I have one by Ms. Knitterati. That makes me the most chic resident of one of the most chic place I’ve ever lived in! So, when are you and hubby coming to ski??? D