January 13, 2016
This post ought to really be called Holiday Hats, because that is what I knit and knit and knit for 6 weeks straight leading up to the gift-giving days. And knitting 6 hats in 6 weeks is a little, um, tedious…at least for me. But the end result was worth it for everyone likes their hats, arriving just in time for the cold, snowy winter we are having here. Warm noggins makes for happy loved ones!
And without further ado…the holiday hats…
Frannie’s Butterfly Hat
another Butterfly Hat for my sister-in-law
my old stand-by Ribby Hat by Soulemama…I’ve made at least a dozen of these over the years
Forrest was very particular about his choice of yarns…he spent a good while sorting through my stash for the right greens and greys.
Sunshine loves her surprise Odessa Hat…in a shade I wasn’t expecting to come out so bright! Good thing my girl loves it!
Huckley loved his Ribby Soule hat, but sadly, I made it with some stash yarn that turned out to have a lot of alpaca fibre in it. The hat stretched out to sit like a loose helmut on his little head, and has since been appropriated by his papa.
These hats were a great way to stash bust a few old skeins of yarn, leaving a little room in the bin to fill with some new yarn. The Ribby hats really lend themselves to this as you can create various stripes from an assortment of odds n’ ends.
I can’t help but exhale a little now that my hat making marathon is over, though, truth be told, there is one last hat on the needles yet! More on that next week!
*joining Ginny here
*Butterfly Hat ravelry notes here and here
*Ribby Soule Hat ravelry notes here and here and here
*Odessa Hat ravelry notes here
Beautiful hats! Every one. Though they are all wonderful, since you mentioned that Forrest carefully chose the colors for his (from stash yarn, no less), I really want to comment on how perfectly the colors go together. Great job. I couldn’t pick a favorite one, though, as they are all so terrific.