Headband and a Hat


Now that the gifts have been gifted, I can share with you my last two knitted Christmas gifts. The above headband was for my sister. I used left over super-wash Malabrigo Arroyo wool in the hopes that the wool would not feel itchy on the forehead. I await her evaluation. The only modification I did was to add two stitches to each end of the garter stitch edges since my yarn was thinner that the pattern called for. This was a fun and quick knit!

Next up was a hat for my brother in law. I enjoyed knitting this and I did the striping on the fly. I liked how it turned out and it was fun to just decide last minute where to add some color and stripes. All of the wools were left over and I knew my green was a limited amount. I'm happy to report that I did not run out of any colors, phew.

What are you working on this week?

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! I will be posting again on next Monday and taking some time to enjoy the holidays over the next few days.


  1. I love those warm knitted gifts, and I'm sure the recipients will also. Merry Christmas, Karen!

  2. Great gifts. What a splendid way to use up leftover yarn. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Karen.

  3. Those are some lovely and warm knitted gifts! But yay for gift knitting completion!

  4. Great gifts! Love the braided headband. Merry Christmas Karen - enjoy your time with family!

  5. The headband and the hat both look warm and wonderful. I love the color of the headband - one of my favorite shades. Have a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy a wonderful holiday!

  6. I love how your projects worked out. I think I want to make a headband for me. Maybe "Napping By the Fire".

    The hat looks totally planned and very handsome.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Like you, I'll be taking some time off to enjoy having our son here.

  7. I love love love that headband, wonderful pattern. You hat is gorgeous too, i am in awe of your striping skills, I love that you did it on the fly (we call it the hoof here in the UK) and yay to not running out of any colours.

    Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  8. I love these gifts. That is a very handsome hat. Isn't it fun to use up bits and bobs and have something turn out so well? I'm knitting on two shawls and doing a little spinning. Shawls are my comfort knitting and so feel just right this week.

  9. Beautiful knits! They are both cute!

  10. Awesome gifts Karen and a great way to use up stash yarn, or yarn in small amounts.


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