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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More additions for the Christmas box

I've added a couple more things to the ever-growing Christmas box...

The first is a set - hat and cowl.
And the second is a hat...

Both hats can be worn either as a slouch or with
the rim rolled up for extra warmth.
Both can also be worn with the brooches
attached or not, as desired.
The brooches were ones my mother wore and hopefully my daughters-in-love will enjoy having them on their hats, or to wear on their coats.  Here's a closeup of the brooches...

The hats were both made using the 'Sandoval Hat' pattern from SheMakesHats and the pattern can be found HERE.  This is the absolute best hat pattern I have ever found - for both women and men.  Very stretchy and fits a multitude of head sizes.  The cowl was made using the same hat pattern and just knitted until I thought it was done (or you run out of yarn, whichever comes first!).  

- Pour yourself a cuppa and head on over HERE and scroll through all the free projects available.  There are several pages of them!

- I'm certain I would never attempt anything like THIS, but isn't it amazing?

- If there's someone in your life who wears a baseball cap year 'round and complains of having cold ears, perhaps one of THESE might be a fun gift.  I think THIS one could easily be used in the same way.

- THESE would make absolutely lovely package toppers - or ornaments for the tree.  Perhaps with the addition of some artificial greenery?

- THIS little guy would be cute to make for a little one.

- If you happen to have some upholstery samples in your stash, perhaps you'd like to have a look at THIS tutorial.  You could also use denim or any heavier weight fabric.

- I absolutely love THIS idea for Christmas decorating, especially if you were to use an old set of those encyclopedia's that no body has any use for!  Or the Reader's Digest Condensed books that we all seem to have an abundance of!

- If someone you know loves Lego (not that any of US would ever admit to it....ahem), have a look HERE to see some absolutely amazing creations.  

Today your quote is from an unknown source..."Don't change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love the real you"


  1. More great knitted Christmas gifts! Great idea to use your mom's pins on the hats. And lots of neat links too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous12:15 AM

    Wow great pressie for the gift box,well done xx

  3. Beautiful pieces for your Christmas box. That's thoughtful to add the brooches too.
    Thanks for the tips. The 'linen lace cuff bag' is lovely, fun idea.
    Have a great day, Mary Ann.

  4. Lovely knitting once again, Mary Anne. How lovely to gift one of your mother's brooches. Your daughters-in-law will love this sweet sentiment.

  5. Hi, I see you're a fellow Canadian. Your hats look great, the pins that your mother wore are beautiful. Have a great evening.


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