2 more down, 1 to go

Christmas is right around the corner. I started with a fairly good sized list of presents to knit. As of this morning, I have one more to go.  Take a look at the #105 Slouchy 2-Way Cabled Hat. It’s a forgettable name for an unforgettable hat.

It can be worn slouchy, like shown here on my 4 year old (wearing rock star pajamas and playing guitar):

Or it can be worn as a brimmed hat, which is my preferable way of wearing hats:

It was super fast and easy to make. I used size 10 and 1/2 needles as per the instructions, and if I were to make it again, I think I’d use size 10’s. Also, it did not require anything close to the amount of yarn the pattern calls for. I bought 3 skeins, thinking 2 skeins would not be quite enough and I better play it safe, but I actually only used just over one skein. And I have enough yarn left over to make another one, maybe for me!

See how it seems just the tiniest bit too thick…at least it seems that way on me. I will not say who this is for, but I think they’ll like it.

The second finished present is another 2×2 Ribbed For His Pleasure hat. Made for another friend, who will not be named. This is the one I actually dyed all the yarn for. Remember this yarn?

It has magically turned into this hat:

I love it. I know it looks a little pointy at the top, but when you put it on, it smoothes right out.

And last, a picture of my cutie and this year’s tree.

Bella mittens, NOW it’s finally your turn. Yes people, that’s what goes onto the needles tonight. The last present. Can I finish it in time? We’ll see……


  1. awesome hats sis! and i love the pic of emmet with the tree..soo handsome.cant wait to see how the bella mittens come out yay! soo excited…oh your and emmets presents are in the mail so watch for them.
    love you guys!
    Janina aka angelina (lol0

  2. You are AMAZING!!!! xo!

  3. Love it all Sis. How cool is it to see your yarns knitted up into a finished project!! I too only have one project left (as I have given up on the other three – Sigh) but I don’t know if it will be finished by Christmas Eve. What color are you doing the Bella mittens in?

  4. Danielle

    12.14.11 at 11:38 pm

    I’m making the Bella mittens dark gray, by special request. But it’s not my yarn, I bought it. I didn’t have the right kind of yarn to dye for these.

  5. Barbara Antonelli

    12.15.11 at 4:54 am

    I look at that hat and think,I’ve just finished the ribbing now what….I can’t even imagine making that top part. I may just put it in the mail and let you finish it….but not before I give it a good try Sigh Love,Mom

    PS I love the tree and that’s one of the cutest pictures of Emmet that you’ve taken!

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