I received Scrumptious Toppers for Tots and Toddlers: 30 Hats and Caps from Debby Ware as a gift and when I saw the cover I thought "oh how fun!" But then I started looking through it and my heart fell a little. In every photo it shows that the hat is not long enough to cover the child's ears and I just have to say that the color choices are often horrific. I know that I can choose my own colors and lengthen the hat to fit my child but then when I really look at them there is nothing in this book that I want to make for my sons. The only hat that I sort of like is the Tea Garden Hat and that is because it has a brim and it isn't suppose to cover ears but that is for a girl which I do not have. I would link to it on Ravelry but nobody seems to have knit it and only 23 hats have been linked to this book. The kids are cute in the photos but the hats just are not making it on the kids' heads. They look too small and the colors again are not flattering.
On the other hand the patters seem well written and it looks like it would be easy to follow them but I don't know what to do with this book now. Keep it for that one hat I like out of it in case I have a girl?
Any of you ever had this happen? Gotten a book on the Internet or as a gift and thought that you would really like it, but when you opened it to look at it you were very disappointed in what was on the pages in the book?