Most of December was dedicated to knitting hats for my family for Christmas, and now that the holidays have come and gone, I can finally write about those hats on the blog! It's felt weird to be spending so much time working on a project that I couldn't talk about here.
I initially intended to follow a pattern for those hats so they would be perfect on the first try, making me a super-efficient Christmas knitting machine. That plan ended up backfiring, though, because I purchased a pattern online, followed it exactly, and ended up with something I didn't like at all. It was way too baggy and simply not my style. That's when I switched gears from pattern-following to pattern-making, and I'm really glad that I did because I ended up with hats that I was proud of and that I was excited to give to my family.
My sister and her boyfriend are visiting me this week, so I just gave them their hats. Here they are sporting them with me and my cast mates:
I'm also psyched to share the pattern for these hats here on the blog for a couple of reasons. First of all, it's my favorite pattern that I've written to date. Seriously. Secondly, it's going to be my first pattern that will be available as an instant PDF download for purchase.
Don't worry, I'll still be posting free knitting patterns here on the blog as well. I have been working hard on my pattern-writing skills, though, and I'm ready to dabble in the big leagues. I'll be posting it in about 2 weeks. Yay!
Until then, happy knitting!