Welcome to the first of many Finished Object Friday posts to come! I made a LOT of hats for xmas gifts this year, so this post is going to include a lot more items than will be usual.
This is the Antelope Hat. I made it for the apartment manager here, who helped us make the arrangements for moving here as well as for moving to the non-smoking building. She has always been super kind and pleasant to work with and wanted to show her that we appreciate her efforts.
This Cable Tortuga Hat uses a yarn that came in a colorway called Tortuga. Even though that brings to mind Pirates of the Caribbean, I thought that the colors were peaceful and had a zen feel, so I made this for my friend Anna who always seems calm and able to roll with whatever surprises happen along.
I made the Claudia Hat for our friend Kim. She likes to go camping and do outdoorsy things, so I thought that this might come in handy for some future trips she might take.
Late Snow Hat. This one I made for the maintenance guy at our apartment complex. He’s assisted us with a few things (in both apartments) and has been very friendly and happy to help every time. I often see him out in the cold weather and I thought this might help keep him warm while he works.
I knit this Pinkie Cabled Hat for my friend Sarah J., who has an amazing sense of style. She’s bold and fun, and I thought these bold cables would suit her.
Another bold cabled hat, the Piper Pumpkin Hat, I knit for my friend Carolyn. She’s got beautiful brown hair and eyes and I thought this rich orange tone would suit her.
This Selena Hat was knit for my pal Julie, who lives in Chicago and who I imagine spends some time outside walking. I thought she should have a warm hat with a wide brim to keep her ears warm against the wind.
I made the Snowflake Hat for our friend Stephanie. She’s the kind of person who can wear a white hat and not (like I would) immediately get schmutz on it. I thought the jaunty purple bow was fun, too.
For my friend Jessica, I made this Taupe Cabled Hat. I just knew that this rich color would suit her, and I pictured her wearing this slouchy hat while visiting the zoo or hiking near her home in Delaware.
The Terzetto Hat I made for my uncle. He does a lot of hiking and camping trips into the mountains and I thought that this might be nice to have.
For our friend Corey, I made this Tweed Hat. He is a runner and I imagine that one’s head must get cold while running in winter. He mentioned to me that he still has some mittens I knit for him years ago, and while I wasn’t able to match the yarn, I thought this tweed yarn was nice.
My pal Kristin has an awesome sense of style. I didn’t leave myself enough time to make a knitted version of a bird headband (long story), but I thought this Twist and Shout Hat would do instead.
Finally, this Warlock Cloche (named for the colorway of the yarn with which I knit it) I made for my friend Lisa. She’s a big fan of many things historical and I thought a nice cloche would fit in with her interests. I thought the mohair brim brought a touch of elegance as well.
I do have one more hat that I made for xmas, but it will get its own post as it was a bit more complicated to construct. And this doesn’t complete the xmas knitting, either, as I also made a bunch of other knitted items: cowls, headbands, and more! Did you make anything for holiday gift-giving this year?