Happy New Year!! The start of 2018 has us excited about some new beginnings. But most of all, we are excited to keep bringing you quality knits to warm all your little ones. We have some new projects in the works, but we wanted to take some time to reflect on our 2017 Christmas season. We also wanted to reflect on the ADORABLE patterns we used to make our Christmas collection.
If your holiday season was anything like ours, it went by in the blink of an eye! I mean it’s already been a week into the New Year! Can you believe it? One thing we couldn’t believe is how well our Christmas collection was received. After our launch, we were busy filling orders, and before we knew it the holidays were over! If you were able to see our holiday collection and are wondering about our patterns, you’re in for a treat! We’re doing a full pattern review and going over the many patterns and pins we used to make our holiday hats throughout this week. If you are interested in any of these patterns feel free to use the links for each pattern to knit up your own festive frock!
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Santa’s little helper: The Elf Hat.
This pattern comes from Jones and Vandermeer “Cabinet for the Curious” blog.
You can find it on their website here: http://blog.jonesandvandermeer.com/holiday-elf/
It is available as a free download on Ravelry as well: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/holiday-elf
All money raised from this pattern goes towards Doctors Without Borders, which is an amazing organization!
For this pattern, I used size US 8 16” circular and double pointed knitting needles and Worsted weight yarn in crimson and oatmeal.
The yarn I used for this hat came from my local yarn shop in downtown Oak Park Illinois. Dye Hard Yarns is the name and making AH-mazing yarns is their game. My yarns came from one of their own lines, Kitty Pride Fibers, and I believe that one of the owners or workers at Dye Hard Yarns makes and dyes the yarn herself. How awesome is that?! Also, did I mention that this yarn is soft? SOOOO SOFT! No joke, I think I literally stood in the store for a solid 10 minutes just touching this yarn. If you live in the area check this place out. Everyone there is very kind and helpful! Here is their quaint website: https://dyehardyarns.com/
The pattern for this hat is super easy to follow and could be taken on by any beginning or intermediate level knitter who is comfortable with decreasing and has made a hat before. The only changes that I made for this Hat were to extend the tail of the cap a little further than what was written in the pattern. The pattern calls for you to end the hat after the 64th round of knitting. However, I extended it to 76 rounds, so about 3 more stripes. I wanted the tail to be a bit more floppy and not stick up or out as much. Other than that one change everything else about this pattern is great and highly easy to use and decipher. You could even make this hat in other colors as a vintage “sleeping cap”. It would pair well with some snuggly jammies and make a knock out cute and cozy gift!
Comment down below if you try this pattern out! We’d love to see pictures and may even feature them on our Instagram @the_knit_twit