December 13th, 2017
Home | Log in! or Register

Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick

Holiday Giveaways

Reviewer Application

Readers & 'ritas

December brings fabulous reads!

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance

slideshow image
The vampires are coming... and this time, the lights won't stop them.

slideshow image
The owner of a delightful Southern café tastes the sharp sting of suspicion in this delectable comfort food mystery...

slideshow image
This holiday season, love is on the menu.

slideshow image
A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.

slideshow image
There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas...

Margeau Chapeau

Margeau Chapeau, March 2016
by Margeau Soboti

Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486803120
EAN: 9780486803128
Add to Wish List


"Great hats to knit for your wardrobe."

Fresh Fiction Review

Margeau Chapeau
Margeau Soboti

Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted March 15, 2016

Non-Fiction Craft

This is quite a lovely collection on knit hats that can be easily produced by most knitters. There are a few that would require more experienced knitters—those that can tackle cables, intarsia and charts. I consider myself an accomplished knitter, but even for me charts are a new challenge. That's one of the reasons I like this book. I used my age old requirement for purchasing a craft book I could easily find at least three or four projects I would immediately like to knit and several others that look promising.

What I really like about this collection is the varied weights of yarns used to produce some really beautiful hats. I often purchase yarns without any real project in mind—sigh—don't we all. So with MARGEAU CHAPEAU I will now be able to hit my stash.

With the inclusion of intarsia hats MARGEAU CHAPEAU will also enable knitters to use up some of those odd skeins.

All knitters and crafters look for books that offer variety of styles, yarn weights and embellishments. Matching hats with yarns and gauges is always difficult since we want to make sure sizing is just right. This book lets you size many different styles of hats using lots of yarn types and weights.

Margeau Soboti has a great reputation as a designer and with MARGEAU CHAPEAU she harnessed some of her best hats designed in one book. Each pattern is accompanied with several photos of the finished product. The hats are all very current designs. And the step-by-step instructions are clear and concise. Everything you need to complete some lovely new additions to your hat wardrobe or as a gift.

Learn more about Margeau Chapeau


Let Margeau show you how to knit the hat of your dreams, from a stylish tweed cap to a playful beanie or a classic beret. Fifteen patterns, all well within the capacity of novice knitters, include earflap caps, a turban headband, watch caps, and other items. The designs offer a variety of attractive silhouettes and shapes, from fitted, traditional items to slouchy, trendy hats. Suggested yarns range from affordable to luxury, all chosen for their softness and sophisticated color palette.

Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer with a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. A former editor at Vogue Knitting magazine, her designs have appeared in that publication as well as in Knit Simple and Noro magazines. She has also worked as a sample knitter for fashion-forward knitwear designers, including Wool and the Gang. More of her work can be found at

What do you think about this review?


No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!





Fresh Fiction contests

© 2003-2017
all rights reserved

Google+ Google+