It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts, especially if you plan on making them yourself. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with coming up with knitting projects that I can make for my family and friends. I think a cozy knitted sweater would make the perfect gift for those freezing winter days, especially one that you’ve put so much love and care into making. The problem is that knitting a sweater for everyone I plan on giving gifts to is more time consuming than I can allow, so I started looking around for some solutions.
As I was browsing through the knitting books I came across a great idea: knitted hats! They’re cute, they keep you warm, and they are easy to make. I can easily make several of these before Christmas rolls around and have time to spare. And with Leisure Arts-Kids’ Knitted Hats and Hip Knit Hats I have plenty of ideas for everyone on my list.
All together these books have 57 projects of adorable ideas in every skill level. There is one in the Hip Knit Hats that I know both my sister and niece will love (she’s very fond of mommy’s style). And because these are quick to make, I can start on them now and make one every couple weeks, or wait a little and get them all done at once. Either way, I know that the people I give them to will love them.
Of course, if you want to pick up your own copies, you can do so at CutRateCrafts.com.
I was trying to pick up some other inspiration from AllFreeKnitting.com too and that was incredibly easy to do as well with their amazingly large selection of projects. I thought of making scarves for everyone and I found this Easy Cowl Pattern that I loved for my mom, but I thought it might be too difficult to find a different scarf for everyone. Although, if I start early enough, making a matching scarf and hat set might be a great idea.
I also still may make this Leftovers Bow Headband for my niece because I think it would look especially adorable on her!
When it comes down to it, if you’re mass producing gifts (like me) making knit hats is a great way to go. Of course, there are a million other patterns out there that you can personalize for your loved ones.
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