Christmas is done! Hope you had a nice weekend. We played lots of board games, and ate lots of cookies. A pretty great time, if I say so myself.
But here’s the fun part! Now I get to show off the gifts I’ve been working on over the last few months!
Let’s start with this cool hat I made for my brother-in-law!I knit with a very cool “intarsia in the round” technique that I learned at this year’s Knit Fit. Basically, you cast on and do the brim just like normal (in the round). Then, as you knit the top (multi-colored) part of the hat, you use really long short rows and wrap-and-turns to work the intarsia without messing up the order of your yarn. So, you’re effectively knitting back and forth at the same time you are creating a tube that looks like it was knit in the round. Super clever!
And, it’s got this cool top (which looks better when it’s worn):It’s dead simple to make. You knit all the way to the top of the hat without any shaping (making it extra-long), then you seam the top to make the whole thing flat, then take the corners and sew them together.
What did you make for Christmas?