I appreciate it’s the wrong time of year for this but hey, what’s life without a little variety. As part of our annual Christmas traditions we have a celebration involving food, lots of food and lots of friends. I don’t know how long we’ve been doing this but it’s lovely. As part of the festivities there’s always Secret Santa. I really struggled to know what to buy/make for my Secret Santa. In the end because I had wool that needed using up so I had to make something. I started making a scarf type thing, but wasn’t happy with it, so decided to go for something more fun and in the spirit of Christmas. As usual, Ravelry provided the answer!
This is the basic pattern I used. I mostly stuck to it except at the end. I found it was just too big around. My mom, an experienced knitter and crocheter, suggested knitting a ribbed edge to make the hat more fitted.
It turned out better than expected. Originally, I was going to stick to the colours in the patterns but I didn’t have enough of any of the colours so had to mix it up.
Thankfully, this Secret Santa went down well and fit! It’s always a bonus when it fits.