This years knitted gifts consisted of mostly hats with one lonely scarf thrown in.
Now tell me - who couldn't use a lucky fish hat?? Picture one in pink and green's for the little girl on your knitting list. Super cute. Grab the pattern here on Knitty.com and whip up a few for your little (or big!) ones. Totally easy to knit. You'll love 'em!
Here's a fish hat in action - worn by Noah -
Time for a Butterfly Beret!
And in action - worn by Shilo-
This picture cracks me up. Obviously something surprising was going on~
Now, this pattern gave me a couple of fits. If you decide to follow the link above for the pattern and knit it, know that there is a bit of errata at the end and you really need to pay attention when you start decreasing to finish the hat. As the pattern is written, you would end up with one butterfly sitting right on top of the last one instead of staggered. Just pay attention and adjust your butterfly's accordingly and you shouldn't have any problems. I used a light-weight merino wool yarn and it the hat turned out just right.
Jacob's Jaunty Cap-
Knit with a soft alpaca wool, this one turned out pretty nice. Because the yarn was so soft, I thought the hat needed a little something to give it some heartiness so I lined the brim with a nice brown fleece lining. Just what it needed!
You can find this pattern on Ravelry where it's called the Salute hat and the pattern costs $6.00, which I think is worth the cost.
A nice warm wool hat needs a nice warm wool scarf, don't you think?
I held a strand of the same yarn that I used in the hat and also a pumpkin-colored wool together to knit this simple scarf. I love how the colors of the two yarns blended, made me hungry so I called it Gingerbread.
For this scarf, just cast on 26 stitches using size 9 needles.
Knit in a 2x2 rib until scarf is the length you want.
Well, the title of this post says "One Lonely Scarf", but I totally forgot that during my Christmas knitting I got carried away and made one for myself. That's okay, who else was going to make me a new scarf if not me???
My friend Denise gave me this beautiful variegated yarn for my birthday and I thought it was perfect for a new scarf. This pattern can be found on Ravelry also and is called 2 Weeknights with Warrick. Apparently the pattern is named that because you should be able to complete your scarf in just two evenings of knitting while watching tv. Took me a couple days longer than that, so I called mine Autumn Waves. I love the fun waving pattern in this one.
Last but not least is Puppy Paws Beret ~
I love this hat! I actually knit it after Christmas and it's for me too! Wasn't meant to be but that's how it turned out. I knit it as a test knit for a designer on Ravelry and the pattern is actually called a baby hat. Did not at all turn out sized for a baby, but instead fits me. It was going to be for our new granddaughter who we are waiting for, but I'll just have to make Mazzy something else. (The other test knitters had the same problem with their hats turning out adult sized instead. The designer will be fixing her pattern before releasing it.)
In action -
Right now, I have a very pink yarn on my needles that will soon be a felted diaper bag for that new grandbaby. Lots of other pink crafting going on that has nothing to do with yarn also. That's another post.
What's on your needles or coming out of your craft room these days?
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