Customer Reviews: Hattitude: Knits for Every Mood (Cathy Carron Collection)
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VINE VOICEon February 11, 2013
I was not paying attention and brought this home before I realized it was authored by the same designer who unleashed the abominable Hip Knit Hats: 40 Fabulous Designs which is infamous for going into FOUR printings with multiple pattern errors and incompletes supported by a website with links that crash.

Upon that discovery, my elation in finding what was initially a nifty little pattern book with tons of designs quickly turned to trepidation. I then sat down with the book and read thru most of the designs, particularly those I intended to knit.

As usual these are done in Carron's obsessive top down style with a 12 stitch cast on, that will guarantee a hole the size of either a dime to quarter depending on the yarn weight unless the knitter is proficient in more than one or two different cast-ons. Not to fret, as Nicky Epstein has pointed out any pattern can be knitted in reverse and there are some great books out there for reference for casting on and finishing. (I LOVE Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the perfect start and finish for every knitting project and highly recommend it.)

To Carron's credit the patterns do appear to be more polished and complete than her previous offerings. However, there is still no help for trouble shooting, instructions can be vague and her sizes run small. In the two hats I attempted - both in adult Large, they were in fact child size. And yes, I paid attention to gauge and used the right yarn and the right needle size.

Ms. Carron might have finally decided to sit down and go over her proofs before going to print but she still seems more interested in being published rather than providing clarity or a product that will be ultimately satisfying to her customers.
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on May 19, 2015
Very few patterns that I would chose to knit. Felt I wasted my money on this book; it will go in the donation bin.
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on January 6, 2010
These are with out a doubt the ugliest hats I have ever seen. How many adults wear hats with tie chin straps? There are several of those styles. And all but a few are made of chunky yarn, large needles and no shaping or style. And now many adult women want a hugh pom pom on the top of their hat, or dangling off the back. Yuck, save your money and buy a book where you will learn to knit a hat with detail shaping and style. These hats look like what kids wore in the 50's sized to fit adults.
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