as i was wondering if i should continue with the hats for christmas tradition, the best sister ever made it quite clear she was expecting a hat for christmas.
that being said, i decided it was going to be a slouchy hat. i had been wanting a slouchy hat for awhile. i had already started searching ravelry, favorite-ing quite a few slouchy hat patterns. in the end, the pattern i chose for us came to me through a classic elite yarn email. it was the fresco simple slouchy hat. i saw it and knew it was the one.
|hat for the best sister ever. colorway, sea green|
which it did, just barely. and it was all shades of wonderful. soft and warm. the colors were much richer than the online color swatches. i loved it and i knew the girls would. now i just needed to knit it up perfectly. no pressure.
while knitting, i was concerned others would not be as enamoured with a slouchy hat as i was. or maybe they wouldn't like the yarn, or the color i had chosen for them. so i just continued knitting.
|hat for my sweet friend. colorway, fern|
on to hat number two. this one was for my sweet friend. it happened to be the same colorway pictured on the pattern. which is an ideal color for her. it is beautiful. though she is not prone to hats, she does wear this one. she loves the color and rocks the style. it looks great on her. relief again.
|my hat. colorway, mallard blue|
for the moment i am glad to be done with the hats. but even more, i am thankful for our silly little tradition. i get to knit a bit of love for those i love while keeping heads warm during the cold winters. as well as bringing much joy and delight. and that, after all, is the most important thing.