Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Minute Slouchy Hat

 Holiday Knitting

Four days to go 'till Christmas and I am knitting as fast as I can.  How about you?

One of my favorite last minute gift ideas this year is Bernat's Slouchy Hat.  I love knitting this hat for girls in college but I think this hat is great for ladies of all ages.  I even want to knit this
hat for me!

 Quick Knit
The Slouchy Hat can be knit in a night or two.  It's knit flat and then seamed up.  You only need basic skills and should know how to do cables.  If you don't know how to do cables this is a pretty good pattern to learn how to do front and back cables.  It's just may take you a little longer to knit.

I've knit several of these hats in Debbie Bliss SoHo bulky yarn.  It's discontinued now but you can check your favorite yarn shop for a similar bulky yarn or use the Alpaca yarn that Bernat recommends.

Slouchy Hat

I love this Slouchy Hat. 

 Hand knits are so much nicer than all the acrylic machine knits out in the stores for Christmas.  This hat really looks cute on and looks like it came from a fashionable boutique.  Love that!

Merry Christmas
Happy Last Minute Knitting!


Jules said...

Love that hat! And the pink looks like candy. Very nice!

Rebekah said...

It looks like a thick and thin yarn. Is it?

Lisette said...

Thanks ladies...

Yes, Rebekah, the yarn is a thick/thin single ply. I love it for hats, scarves and fingerless gloves.

Andrea... said...

Hi Lisette! I am happy to award you the Stylish Blogger Award. Please stop by Apples and Pears to collect it :)

Michelle said...

Discovered your blog today and enjoyed reviewng all your past posts, look forward to reading your blog in 2011. Happy Knitting!