Monday, December 23, 2013

Lil Santa hats

My workplace has been treating me pretty well for the holidays.  First I got a week and a half off. Which is awesome, having worked through Christmas and New Years for the past few years.   Next the ladies at work got everyone a Christmas card complete, with gift cards.  My gift card was for Micheals, the ladies know me so well!  I needed something that I could whip up for them overnight, before we left for the holidays.  A customer had made each of them a little guy folded out of a pop can and it seemed like the perfect place for a little Santa hat. It was really easy to make and took me about an hour or so from start to finish.

Finished item measures approx. 3" from cuff to tip of pom-pom x 5" around un-stretched


- scrap yarn in red and white
- 4 double pointed needles sized 5mm/US 8
-tapestry needle


Sts - stitches
CO - cast on
BO - bind off
K - knit
PM - place marker
K2tog – knit two together


Using red CO 20 sts and join for working in the round. I used three double pointed needles (7-6-7)

Row 1: K10, PM, K10
Row 2: K to end Row 3: SSK, Kto 2 before marker, K2TOG, repeat
Row 4 - 5: K to end
I usually go down to 2 needles on row 9, leaving 4 sts on each needle.
repeat last 3 rows until 4 sts left.  Cut yarn and weave through remaining sts.

Cuff and Pom-pom

You will need the hat body, some scrap white yarn, size 4.5 crochet needle, and two small pom-pom makers.  (I make my own out of cardboard.)

Using white, work 1 row of SC around cast on edge of hat.

Using white make a pom pom.  Attach to top of hat.  Weave in all ends and voila! You have a Lil Santa hat!  
Now come the endless possibilities of where to put it!  I plan to spread the joy and yarn bomb the places I visit over the holidays.  Leaving a bit of Christmas cheer behind.  Pro tip, anytime I`m transporting a hat with a pom-pom, I turn it inside out to preserve the fluffiness.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Not Your Grandmother`s Knitting!

Go home rum, you`re drunk.

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