Hat Heads

Hat Heads

1 Man + 2 Knitting Needles = 50 Fun Hat Designs

Book - 2009
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After teaching himself to knit, author Trond Anfinnsen found that pull-on hats--aka beanies or skullies--were the perfect-size project. As his pile of hats grew, so did his knitting skills, and soon he began personalizing the hats for family, friends, and friends of friends. Each person received a unique hat designed to suit his or her coloring, personality, and style--all for free. Trond eventually teamed with photographer Klaus Skrudland to document what had become an interactive art project, taking portraits of each recipient in his or her hat. Together, the two created, gave away, and photographed more than 200 hats.

HatHeads shares 50 of these hats, all the same beanie shape but with a wide range of designs, offering something for everyone. Each hat is modeled by its recipient, with a full pattern and a funny, affectionate description of how that person inspired the design. Readers then learn how to pick up where Trond left off and create unique, personalized hats for their own friends and loved ones.

Designed in a fresh, graphic style, HatHeads is as unique as its hats, a heartwarming celebration of people, knitting, and the joys of giving.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2009
ISBN: 9780823092369
0823092364
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Skrudland, Klaus Nilsen.

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HereBeDragons
Mar 14, 2017

The personal stories about each hat made the book for me. I found the author's dedication to making each pattern unique for the recipient inspiring.

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princessmarietta
Dec 30, 2013

I love the easy pattern, and the many design variations. Great for someone with limited knitting skills (like me) who is interested in learning more.

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janisbennett
Aug 05, 2011

I got a few ideas, and loved the little paragraphs about the author's friends and neighbours in a small town in Norway.

katrina314159 Feb 17, 2011

These hats were almost all exactly the same pattern.

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Laura_Lee
Dec 26, 2009

Nice hats, neat ideas, although honestly, I was more interested in the mini-bios of the models (family and friends of the designer) than I was in any of the patterns. A nice book for ideas, though.

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