Knitters know the holidays bring with them not only fun times, but a few challenges. The challenges often are summed up in the phrase "so much yarn, so little time." We like to create thoughtful gifts with love knit into every stitch, not to mention treats for ourselves, yet the calendar marches forward leaving many of our good intentions behind. Enter the Genesis Hat.
This knitting pattern is perfect for gift-giving because it does not specify any particular yarn outside of the most popular weight - worsted. (Remember, however, to check your gauge.) You can consider the Genesis Hat your stash-busting friend! The silhouette is clean making it perfect for showcasing a favorite specialty yarn, from beaded to kettle-dyed to variegated. Did you visit a craft show or festival this year and drop a pretty penny on a hand-painted yarn that is crying to get out of your stash? Look no further than this pattern which was designed with the specialty yarn in mind.
This quickly knit hat features a stretchy brim and loose style, perfect for the guys and girls on your gift list. Take it along when you travel, it is relaxing in the repetitive knit stitches yet finishes quickly so it's never boring. The finished hat looks good on everyone!
The pattern offers two sizes to make the most of your options: try the S/M for kids and teens or to offer something more fitted, or try the L/XL for a looser style that won't crush out a great hair day. You could even add a giant pom pom if you like.
This truly is a great beginning your holiday knitting. You’ll use the following stitches/techniques:
- Cast on
- Join & work in the Round
- Knit 2 Together
- Slip, Slip, Knit
- Weaving in Ends
Download the free PDF knitting pattern now from my Ravelry Store and, BONUS - the PDF download includes a matching finger-less mitts pattern. You are all set for yourself or to give as a gift!