The last time I talked to my dad in person, he said he wanted to come to the big Christmas gathering as Santa Claus. He has a long white beard now and would definitely be the part – excepting the huge belly. So I thought for his present I would make him a Santa hat.
It was an original pattern, gathering two cable patterns from my knit stitch book and composing one of my own. I made a white Pom Pom to put on the top. I hope he likes it. I’m going to make him some Christmas colored knitted driving fingerless gloves too, if I have time.
I finally finished the second one. This is the arden pattern on ravelry. I am making some progress on Christmas gifts. Yay!
I had my own pattern in my head when I was making this hat. I started with a 2×2 rib on the rim and kept three of them as cables, while using reverse stockinette stitch. I think though I should have just used a garter stitch because while I was knitting it the hat started going away from me on the needles, instead of coming towards me. It was kind of like I was knitting it inside out. Weird. I think I should have used less stitches or used smaller needles also. But all in all I think it’s a pretty cool looking hat.
If anyone thinks a pattern is worth writing, leave me a message, and I’ll type it out for you and post it.
I took this photo a couple of days ago. Then I decided I should really work on it. I finished the first one today.
Back and Front.
The pattern is called arden, a free pattern on Ravelry. I cut the pattern short, I only repeated the pattern 4 times instead of 6. It’s supposed to go up to the elbows, but I made it to go only go up halfway.
These are pretty awesome. They go pretty quick. I have one done, and am just starting on the other one. I’m making it in a neon yellow that has a tinge of green in it when the light hits it. I have to say that I had to write out the chart so I could check it off, and even then, late at night, I was overthinking it and confusing myself, especially when it got to the cross over parts. I should just save myself the trouble and stop knitting after 10pm. Or knit something that doesn’t require as much brain power.
I’m making these for Christmas presents. It’s the Winding Way Mitts pattern on Ravelry. I’m pretty excited to do it. However, I think that I need to print out this chart because I’m already running into problems. Plus I spilled my cup of tea that was next to me… and I couldn’t even feasibly blame it on the kids.