It has begun! The annual “making of the holiday hats.” We’re up to 8 at the moment. 2, 4, 5, 5, 7, 7, 10, 12.
I have the feeling that certain youngsters are going to be out-growing the tradition, so maybe next year’s will see a decrease in production.
I’m starting this year by making the 8 hats, then I’ll do the embellishments – 16 eyes, 16 iris, 16 tassels, 8 beaks.
Took a Grinch-y stance on holiday hats (a la the Knitmore Girls) and finished up the Holiday Hats for this year. There are 8 hats. 5 for girls, featuring four different color bows; 3 for boys. These range in size from 1 year old head to adult size.
Since then, Santa Barbara has been in the high 70s and low 80s so there’s no danger of the hats getting worn out until November!
Christmas is coming. And before Christmas comes Christmas Cards. And another year of making hats for my sister’s kids. Last year’s hats didn’t make the cut for the cards. Despite their awesome .gif. We all agreed that the most popular hats have been animals, particularly these penguins (and one panda).
So I used a basic beanie pattern. And added some embellishment.
Michael’s had some acrylic on sale. 90 yards for 99 cents. And some weird scrubby yarn from Red Heart.
Plus some Wool Jewel podcast to keep me company.
Crochet, crochet, crochet.