Submitter: These hats are genius. But the kind of genius that comes all rolled up in crazy. I work at a public library and put this book on hold for myself because I was attracted to the colorful (tiny) thumbnail image in our catalog. When I got the book I was blown away. The 90’s fashion, the Papyrus font, THE HATS! I especially love the guy holding the beret and surrounded by berets while wearing a beret. It’s like he’s saying “Listen, Laura. We need to talk about your beret problem.” And then she’s like “I think you mean my beret solution!” This book checks out like once a year.
Holly: Once a year isn’t actually a bad benchmark for a book this old! At least, in my library. We’ve talked many times about how what works for my library is a big loser somewhere else. I’d probably keep it based on that kind of use, if it was still in reasonably good shape and I had the space. That said, these hats make some bold fashion statements for sure. Circus clowns everywhere are looking for new hat patterns! If you know your local knitters can be better served with something else, move this book to the great remnant box in the sky.