Around here, in my little corner of the world, it's All-Hat-Knitting-All-The-Time these days. (Because . . . apparently, for me, nothing says "I love you" quite like a hand knit hat for the holidays.) I am really cranking out the hats right now. But since they are gifts for people who for the most part do not even glance at my blog, but every once in a while surprise me by acknowledging that they do occasionally take a peek, I am hesitant to ruin my surprise by revealing too much. (As if they'd be surprised by receiving Yet Another Hat for Christmas.)
I thought it might be fun to throw some hints out there with a little guessing game. Let's play . . . Match-the-Hat-With-the-Recipient!
(and these are Ravelry links, by the way; I'm sorry, but to play you'll have to look them up yourselves; I felt like it would be too much of a hint to include a photo of the various hats . . . just in case, y'know . . . someone happened to be peeking in today).
First up, we've got Shear . . . a very interesting graphic design by Emily Greene. This is a great unisex hat that knits up quite quickly in DK yarn.
Next, we've got Gault . . . a cool textured design by Jared Flood. This is another unisex hat that uses DK yarn. Fun to knit, for sure.
And we've got Windschief . . . a hat with interesting lines by Stephen West. Yep, another unisex hat. This one knits up really fast in worsted weight yarn.
Last, we've got Shiftalong . . . Andrea Mowry's fun hat based on her other "Shifty" designs (Night Shift, Shifty, etc.). This one isn't quite so unisex, but there's no reason it couldn't be.
(all wearing previous hand knit hats, naturally. . . )
My daughter Erin and her husband Keith.
My son Brian and his wife Lauren.
(These photos are from our family curling outing last Christmas.) (Such carefree fun. Sigh.)
Which hat for which recipient?
Take a guess!
(And if anyone actually guesses all four correctly, I'll think of some sort of prize!)