FO Friday and a free pattern

I recently completed another hat and a lap blanket for a friend’s father who recently went into hospice.

Thunderhead Watchcap #knitting

This is a pretty standard watchcap pattern, but with a twist: you knit into the back of the knit stitches, which gives the whole thing a little bit of an angle.

Thunderhead Watchcap #knitting

I love the decreases on this pattern! They turn out so crisp and tidy and symmetrical! So pleasing. The friend for whom I made this hat has been going through kind of a rough time lately, and I tried to think positive thoughts while I was knitting it.

Sequoia Lap Blanket

This lap blanket was pretty simple to come up with and make. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and I hope that it will be useful. The colorway of the yarn I chose (and for which I named the pattern) is Sequoia, and I thought, what better metaphor for the strength one needs when going through or helping someone go through a hospice situation.

Sequoia Lap Blanket

I wrote the pattern for this and published it as a free download on Ravelry. Please feel free to download it and share it with your friends! I think this might make a nice project for making give-away items as well as for those you might know who could use one.

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