Last year my Dad requested a hat from me (hurray!). We looked at loads of patterns online and he selected this one, which I blogged about last February. His second place hat was the one I made him this year for his Christmas (won't he be surprised!). It is called the Easy Head Hugger Hat. Right off I want to say that this is the strangest hat I've ever knit, and I do love to knit hats! You knit the band and the top at the same time, and then graft them together at the end. I'm not really describing that well, but it worked, and I was surprised and pleased. It is really pretty darn cool. For almost the entire project however, I kept wondering if it would look like crap.
Pattern: Easy Head Hugger Hat
Wool: Noro Silk Garden, 45% silk, 45% kid mohair, 10% lambs wool. Colour is 236. It took a ball and a bit from a second. The size is for a 24" head--yup, my Dad has a big head (he's very smart with that large brain). If you did the smaller size it would probably only take 1 ball.
What I learned: How to do the Kitchner stitch/grafting. How awesome is that? I love that knitting just keeps on getting more and more fun. I used a video on youtube.
Have a happy, safe, and joyful holiday season everyone!