Monday, February 2, 2015

Sharing the Cooperative Press Love for Hats (part 1)

In honor of the once in a lifetime (well I hope not) convergence of The Style Crone's Hat Attack #19 and Spy Girl's 52 Pick-me-up: Hat Trick I'm going to take you on a tour of all the wonderful hat patterns to be found from Cooperative Press.

Here's Cooperative Press' only other book devoted entirely to hats, Fresh Designs: Hats.

This book is part of the Cooperative Press' Fresh Designs Series which showcases new designers.  My Geometry pattern was included in the Shawls book and was one of my very first design acceptances. 

Tundra by Julia Calagiovanni.  How cute is this entretac design with ear flaps?

Bargello Knits by Patty Nance is an innovative colorwork book chock full of gorgeous designs.

The Cable Swirl Hat is beautiful example of innovative hat design.

Beyond Knit and Purl by Kate Atherley is a great book for beginners who are looking for easy but not boring projects.

Zig Zag Fair Isle Tam is great colorwork project for a beginner.

Knit Accessories, another book by Kate Atherley, contain all the basics for quick knits for yourself or to give as gifts.

Such a great Basic Slouchy hat to wear every day! 

What Would Madame Defarge Knit? and What Else Would Madame Defarge Knit? edited by Heather Ordover are fun literary inspired books.

The Ancient Mariner Watch Cap by Dianne Read-Jacksonis an elegant basic cap that would be perfect for the guy in your life.

Speaking of men, Fresh Designs: Men has a couple of great hats too. 

The Rhythm Maker's Hat by Erica Jackofsky features a lovely texture and square shaping. 

Next up are two of Cooperative Press' most creative books.

Doomsday Knits: Projects for the Apocalypse and After edited by Alexandra Tinsley features fashion forward and sometimes outright whacky designs inspired by Post-Apocalyptic movies and books.  Stay tuned later this month for a post devoted entirely to this book including my Lunar Progression Scarf.

I Was a Teenage Mutant by Alex Tinsley features absolutely fantastic construction.   
Needles and Artifice by The Ladies of Mischief includes a steamy tale of intrigue, passion, and dirigibles along with some truly masterful Steampunk designs.

The Take Flight Bonnet by Jen Schripsema does a great job of combining soft Victorian femininity with an edgy punk vibe. 

Stay tuned later this week for part 2!

Don't forget there are prizes too!  

Sign up for the Cooperative Press mailing list and you'll be entered to win $100 cash or $50 CP store credit. 

Want more incentive to play along?  Write something about a Cooperative Press book or author, tag it #shareCPlove, and then tell them about it here and you could win $200!  There's no limit to the number of entries you can make.


  1. I love your post and the recognition of the convergence of Spy Girl and Style Crone in the chapeaux department. So much fun!

    The headwear that you feature is spectacular. You have so much knowledge and talent. I'm always amazed when I visit your world. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

  2. Hi. I am stopping by from Hat Attack. I like these new styles how to wear hats. Very refreshing.o)