However when it comes to knitting up last minute Christmas gifts, I feel great appreciation for that collection of single-skein impulse purchases. This week I've been shopping my own stash for hat-worthy yarn. The process does result in some creative clutter:
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But it also brings about some happy results:
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they are washed and blocked for FO Friday.
I'm finding a few patterns particularly helpful as I match up those beautiful but random skeins to my gift list:
1) If you happen to have access to a copy of Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (a book that really lives up to it's title), you can create a hat for just about anyone with the Kim's Hats pattern.
2) Brooklyn Tweed's Turn A Square Hat is a free pattern and is wonderful for using up those bits of self-striping yarn along with a solid color.
3) And here goes some shameless self-promotion: Another freebie I'm using for gifts is my own Falling Leaves Hat pattern. I wrote it for Malabrigo yarn, but any worsted weight will do, and it's a fun knit.
I'm off to clean up my creative clutter, but I'll be back here soon with some more gift ideas.
Meanwhile, if you would like more last-minute knitting ideas, please visit Tami's Amis WIP Wednesday party!