Book Review - Crocheted Hoods & Cowls

Friday, December 14, 2018

Title: Crocheted Hoods & Cowls
Author: Tammy Flores
MSRP: $24.95USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches n Scraps

I received a free review copy of Crocheted Hoods & Cowls from Stackpole Books. Although I accept free products for review, I do not guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.

Keep warm through the winter with these Crocheted Hoods and Cowls! From adorable critters hoods for kids to stylish adult accessories, there's something in this book for everyone!

The patterns that caught my eye first were the hoods for kids. There are 7 different animals, including a kitty and a giraffe, and even a dinosaur. I think the dinosaur could be a dragon too - what do you think?

For adults, there are 20 beautiful patterns featuring rich textures, from subtle to bold and chunky. The book says these are intended for women, but most of them seem pretty gender neutral to me. For example, I could see a guy looking handsome in this Linen Stitch Hood.

Among the patterns are hoods, hooded cowls, and hooded scarves. Hooded scarves are my favorite because they can be worn in different ways. If I'm really cold, I like to tie the scarf ends and shove them down into my jacket for an extra layer of warmth. 

If it's just a bit chilly, I'll let the ends hang free. This herringbone hooded scarf would be perfect for that, and they made it even better by adding pockets!

You can enter to win your own copy of Crocheted Hoods & Cowls! This prize is generously provided by the publisher, Stackpole Books. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid shipping address in the US. The winner will be contacted by email and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

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  1. Oh how WONDERFUL are these hoodies. I would love to make them. Thank you for the opportunity to win 😋. Which is your favorite?

  2. I love the look of that linen stitch cowl, so pretty!

  3. The herringbone hooded scarf With pockets looks like it would be fun to make. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win.

  4. Cold and rainy day, great for cozy patterns. So glad I saw these hoodies!

  5. My grandchildren would do nothing but pester me if they found this book laying around my house let alone my daughters. It almost compelds me to buy this now, ah if only wishes came with money!!!

  6. The hooded cowl does look cozy, just right for the in-between days of Fall and Spring.


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