Knitting is in. Julia Roberts knits, school children are knitting in the cafeteria, urbanites are knitting on the train to work, college students are knitting in halls of residence and bookstores are sponsoring knitting groups. Colourful new yarns, the availability of simple patterns, gift giving, stress relief - all are reasons for picking up knitting needles and getting started on a great project. The book begins with an easy-to-understand, illustrated overview of the basic techniques followed by 15 fun project patterns. Each pattern includes a close-to-life colour photo of the completed mitten; a brief introduction to the pattern; materials and equipment lists; tension information; a colour chart; special tips and hints; and a detailed drawing of any unusual techniques involved. Because the rich palette flows through both KNIT MITTENS! and KNIT HATS! knitters can mix and match hats and mittens to create unique sets. With all of the readily accessible, beautiful new yarns on the market, knitting great hats can become addictive!