In Knitted Beanies & Slouchy Hats, Diane Serviss, the design force behind the fantastically successful Pixiebell, offers up 31 original designs in an incredible range of styles, utilizing a wide variety of textured stitches and colorwork techniques.
A self-described "Indie Handmade Knitwear Artisan & Designer and Fulltime Wisenheimer", Diane Serviss is the co-owner (with her husband) of and design force behind Pixiebell and Elfinwear, which sell patterns for knitwear (predominantly hats), as well as finished handknit items, through Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy. Her hats have made it onto both small and big screens: Ty Pennington wore one of her hats on an episode of Extreme Makeover, as does Dakota Johnson in the indie movie Theo, which released in 2013 and also stars Mira Sorvino. Celebrities number among Pixiebell's customers, including Ricki Lake, Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries, and Jim Shearer from MTV/VH-1. A born and bred Vermonter, Diane lives with her family just outside of Tampa, Florida.