November 30 2015 – Holly
While some knitters might be well on their way through their Christmas queue, there are a few of us who are way behind. If you're on the hunt for Holiday gift inspiration, and low on time, here are two hat patterns that we just love. Both are quick and easy, and each have their own charm. Though, the risk is that after you are done knitting them, you'll likely want to keep them for yourself! The Flobbly Beanie, which is available as a free download, is the perfect slouchy hat paired with generous bobble to keep someone you love extra cosy this winter. Knit with just one ball of Trenzar (including the bobble) it's a quick and easy knit. The shop sample, modeled by the always lovely Jenny, was knit in the colourway 307. The eyelet fabric keeps things interesting while still being simple enough to fly off your needles in no time. And don't forget: there are pompom makers and ready-made pompoms available for purchase in the shop, and we also have some useful tips for attaching a bobble to your hat. The Kernmantle hat by Woolly Wormhead (available for purchase via Ravelry) has a beautiful cable detail, and is the perfect opportunity to add a new technique to your repertoire, if you haven't yet tried knitting cables. A single horseshoe cable runs from the brim to the crown, which pops beautifully against the textured seed stitch. The sample pictured was knit using just over one ball of Malabrigo Twist in the colourway Pearl Ten. We recommend purchasing 2 balls, which will leave you with plenty of leftovers for a second project; perhaps the Hurricane hat? Or maybe the Turn A Square hat? Both are free patterns available on Ravelry. We'd love for you to pop by the shop to try on our samples, the hats really are even cosier than they look! When do you start working on your Christmas knitting queue? What are some of your favourite patterns to knit for Holiday gifting?