Head to Toe Crochet: Beanies and Booties for Infants to Toddlers

Gurinder Kaur Hatchard. Herbert, $20 (128p) ISBN 978-1-78994-045-9

Hatchard, founder of the YayForCrochet website, offers 15 cheery hats and socks sets for babies in this lighthearted pattern book. After a crochet 101 with helpful photographic instructions on how to hold a hook, read a crochet chart, and make common stitches, Hatchard offers whimsical projects with customizable sizes for preemies, newborns, and babies six months to one year. Many of the items are animal-themed: a unicorn beanie has a mane of curly blue yarn, the “Buzzy Bee-Nie Hat” is charming with its wings, and there’s a cute floppy-eared basset hound hat and matching ladybug set, too. The road-trip beanie is creative with its matching car booties, as is a green three-eyed monster cap. Every pattern is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, making this accessible for crafters of all levels. Handicrafters will find plenty of joy in these fun projects. (July)
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