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Weekend Hats 25 Knitted Caps Berets Cloches and More

Embrace the hottest head-turning fashion accessory: the knitted hat

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Embrace the hottest head-turning fashion accessory: the knitted hat

The clever designs of Weekend Hats will have enthusiastic knitters everywhere rejoicing in year-round hat style. Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre have brought you the best in designer knit hat patterns all in one beautiful and fun-loving collection. Included are 25 clever variations on caps, berets, beanies, cloches, hats, toques, tams, and snoods ranging from feminine to sporty. This collection of unique designs makes knitting a picture-perfect hat easy-to-do, offering the best in contemporary style and customized techniques. Inside you'll find:
  • Twenty-five contemporary hat patterns from authors Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre as well as top-notch designers including, Jared Flood, Connie Chang Chinchio, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Courtney Kelley, Kristen TenDyke, Cirila Rose, and more.
  • Expert advice appropriate for a variety of skill levels with special attention paid to exploring cables, lace, color, and texture.
  • Tips and tricks on how to maximize the use of specialty yarns and accessories to add a little panache to your designs.
All the designs in Weekend Hats are ideal projects for travel, gifts, or sneaking in between larger knit projects. With the guidance of this expert knitting team, you'll learn everything you need to know to master both the styling and technical aspects of creating distinctive knitted hats.

Whether you're interested in comfort, style, or just knitting enjoyment, Weekend Hats is your all-in-one resource for creating want-to-wear knitted caps.

SKU: 11KN08

Author/Speaker/Editor: Melissa LaBarre

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596684386

Table of Contents

  • Topiary by Jennifer Lang
  • Semolina by Carrie Bostick Hoge
  • Lea by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
  • Welted by Melissa LaBarre
  • Ripple by Melissa Wherle
  • Ogee by Kirsten Kapur
  • Everdeen by Tanis Gray
  • Solitaire by Natalie Larson
  • Greenery by Melissa LaBarre
  • Trellis by Courtney Kelley
  • Glashutte by Kate Gagnon Osborn
  • Layered by Laura Irwin
  • Flyer by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
  • Union by Connie Chang Chinchio
  • Brier by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
  • Wanderer by Jared Flood
  • Drift by Jocelyn Tunney
  • Chroma by Mary Jane Mucklestone
  • Plait by Anne Kuo Lukito
  • Annex by Cirilia Rose
  • Hued by Gudrun Johnston
  • Shore by Kristen TenDyke
  • Ruche by Susan Anderson
  • Pebbled by Elisabeth Parker
  • Leaves by Melissa LaBarre

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    About the Author
    Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre are well-established independent knitwear designers and the authors of New England Knits.
    Cecily Glowik MacDonald's designs have been featured in Interweave's Knitting Green, Knitted Gifts, Color Style, Simple Style, and Classic Elite Yarns Collections. Cecily has also designed for Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.1, Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting, Cast On, Creative Knitting, as well as her blog Melissa LaBarre's designs have been featured in Vogue Knitting, Knit.1, and Twist Collective, as well as design collections for Quince and Co, St-Denis, Fibre Co, and Madelinetosh. She blogs about knitting at

    “I am really impressed. The book includes hats from more than 20 designers, and I feel like I would make and wear almost every one. “ – CloseKnit Portland

    “Add a little panache to 25 stylish hat designs with tips for getting creative with specialty yarns and embellishments.” – Crafter's Choice Book Club
    “An incredible anthology of hat patterns by my favorite designers.” – Fuschia Knits Blog

    “Got a few hours to spare?  Then you’ll need a copy of this fab book!”  – Knit Today

    “Lovely collection of 25 new hats from a list of well-loved designers.” – Knit Circus Magazine -

    “I do admire a nice knit hat when I see it and there’s no arguing this collection is full of them.” –
    “Texture, colorwork, lace – whatever you most love to knit or have wanted to dabble in, you’ll find it here.   The variety of the designs is huge.” –

    “The Ruche Beret is also truly a weekend project.  You can start one day and finish the next!  It's a fast one.” – SusanBAnderson Blog
    The hats are cute, clever, fun, fashionable—all with texture, character, and whimsy.” - Booklist

    SKU: 11KN08

    Author/Speaker/Editor: Melissa LaBarre

    Format: Paperback

    ISBN 13: 9781596684386