Although a completely inappropriate Christmas song, a great title for a post during the week of weather we are having in Moscow, Idaho. Tomorrow we are bracing ourselves for sub-zero temps here and so what better time to focus on Christmas knitting and staying cozy indoors.
I have been currently working on a few different projects for Christmas hat presents and I thought I would share them with you! The patterns I have been using are completely free on Ravelry and work up quickly for gifts.
First, I have made a couple Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits. You can download the free pattern here
I tested the pattern using some hand spun I made out of a Jacobs fleece I purchased at the Palouse Fiber Festival last summer. I ended up loving the pattern and I love that it is offered in a variety of sizes! The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn although I used a heavier worsted. I would suggest using Cestari Traditional 2 ply as it would have a lovely texture and after a light felting, softens up tremendously! We carry a few natural and a blue option in the store.
The other free pattern I have knitted up for a Christmas gift is Tamarugo by Anna Hintikka. You can download the free pattern here. This hat was a wonderfully simple pattern and I would suggests working it up in Woolstok by Blue Sky Fiber or Quince and Cos Lark. We have a bunch of lovely colors in stock for both!
I hope everyone out there can stay warm over these next couple days and enjoy their Christmas knitting!