Thursday, December 30, 2010
Handmade Gift the Third - Ponytail Hat
About two weeks before Christmas, while taking a knitting break and browsing Ravelry, I came across the cutest hat. One should absolutely not, under any circumstances, log on to Ravelry two weeks before Christmas, especially if one is a knitter working on a long term project with a deadline; who is easily distracted by super cute quick projects using big yarn that can be finished in a day or two. I think we all know that within a few short days I had appropriate yarn and needles in hand, with a plan to add just one more hand knit project to my gift list. The teenager next door has a love of knit hats and very long hair, so once I stumbled across the Hannah ponytail hat I couldn't get the idea of her having it out of my head. Luckily the pattern was very fast and it turned out just as I imagined (it is quite hard to take a picture of the back of your own head, hopefully you can tell that the clever hat buttons under your ponytail so that you don't mess it up putting the hat on and taking it off).
It is always a bit harrowing to present a hand made gift to someone you have never knit for before, but I think she liked it.
Pattern: Hannah Hat on Ravelry
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Chunky in Seafoam Green
Needles: Size US 10 straight for button flap and then Double pointed to knit the rest in the round