The patterns in the book are divided into four chapters:
Hand Things, and
with each one encompassing a range of items from quick-to-knit-basics that you can whip up in a couple of hours, to those that need a little more time and concentration as you're working on them. I tried to spread the projects equally between the difficulty ratings to make sure that every knitter finds something they'd like to make, but at the same time builds up their skills progressing through the book. Another part of the book I must mention before moving onto the first project is the one preceding the patterns - Things to Know - and covers things such as swatching, sizing, ease, little tips and how-to's and essential techniques that you might need while working on the patterns.
Without further ado, I'm starting with a pattern from Head Things, the hat that's on the right in the photo above, Duergar and is easily one of my favourite ones in the book.
The stitch pattern of the brim and the side panel that grows out of the brim is a simple rib made to stand out by twisting the knit stitches as you work them. It's a simple, yet very effective stitch, but the main feature of Duergar is of course its crown.
Inspired by the raglan construction of a sweater shoulder, it is shaped from the sides inwards instead of a familiar spiral. The crown shaping gives it a little extra structure and at the same time closes off the side panel rather perfectly towards the top.
The hat is worked in Knit Picks Swish Worsted and only requires a skein of yarn to make any one of the sizes.