19 January 2012

holiday handknits

last year, i went all out and knit sweaters for each of my three nephews.  what with the wedding and everything else going on this fall, i knew there was not way i could manage that large of a project.  of course i couldn't give up on handmade gifts altogether, so i settled for hats.  i used the simply fair isle pattern by kate oates (looks like it's only available through ravelry) and got to using up some of those half skeins of worsted weight yarn that i have lying around (i have a lot).  i used some malabrigo, plymouth superwash, lorna's laces superwash, berrocco vintage, and mission falls superwash.  the yarn was leftover from such projects as: this, this, this, this, this, and this (pretty good, huh?).

these were super easy to knit up, each one taking a few hours.  i started out with three for each of the nephews (two in the "child" size and one in the "toddler" size for a 7, 5, and 2 year old), but since we were doing a belated christmas gift exchange, by the  time we got around to it their newest little brother had arrived on new year's day.  so last week, i whipped up a fourth hat in the 0-6 months size. perfection.  the only modification i added was to crochet a row of contrasting color trim around the bottom edge and the braided ties. seriously? how can you say no to those faces? love these kids.

[more details on ravelry]


  1. the hats are beautiful! i bet those boys are proud to have you as their aunt!

  2. these are beautiful! especially the blue with the orange!