This year when we did Operation Christmas Child boxes I thought it would be nice to include some hand knit hats since I have a lot of yarn lying around. Since I was going to be making hats for boys and girls to go with three different age groups, I wanted to make a pattern that would work for anyone.I came up with this Growing Rib Hat (click to find on Ravelry) that has an increasing rib pattern for each size.
I made one for the oldest girl with a white body and blue trim, and the two younger girls got blue hats with white trim. The boys each got black hats, because that is probably the easiest color to give to the boys.
The pattern is written to use just the simple Red Heart yarn you can find at pretty much any store, but you can just as easily substitute any size 4 yarn. For the oldest girl’s hat I actually used a sport weight yarn doubled to get nearly the same gauge.
Before you say anything, I know how many days there are until Christmas. I know I am insane for thinking I can make presents for everyone on my list in the next 21 days. Incredibly insane considering I ordered most of the yarns for said projects during the big sale on KnitPicks Saturday and probably won’t see them for at least another week. Although, that does give me time to focus on these
which are almost at the end of one of three and a half repeats.
I know, I know. Back to work. At least it’s giving me time to catch up on way too many seasons of 19 Kids and Counting on Netflix.
It’s officially the Christmas season! That means I will finally give in and play Christmas songs. (Also, because I didn’t miss it completely, Happy Hanukkah to those still celebrating!)
It is also, “But what do you mean I don’t have time to make a gift for everyone on my list?” time again. AKA, park my butt in front of the TV and work on things time. So I’m going to make this short (because I have a bag of rainbow beads completely unrelated to any presents that absolutely need to be sorted right now while my knitting stares at me neglectedly) and just leave you with my favorite Muppet Christmas carol of the past few years. Here are Beaker, Swedish Chef, and Animal singing what is called in the title “Ringing of the Bells” (I think the actual name is “Carol of the Bells”, right?)