I recently finished a couple of hats and gifted them to my dear friends Don and Stephanie, who came for an always-to-short visit this week. I thoroughly enjoyed knitting both of these hats and I think they both fit the recipients' personalities quite well.
Stephanie is classic and stylish and loves anything vintage. So, this little flapper-inspired hat was perfect for her.
Briar Rose Fibers Glory Days dyed in dark tones to contrast and compliment Stephanie's beautiful hair. The hat pattern is the Welted Toque in the book Weekend Hats. I knit this up on size 6 needles.
Don is artsy, fun and a little bit quirky. He was the perfect candidate for the Wanderer Cap by Jared Flood (also in Weekend Hats), since Don was still wearing a simple ribbed hat that I made him almost eight years ago. That poor hat was stretched out and very "loved". It was just time for a new hat. So, I knitted this one up in Briar Rose Fibers Abundance in burnt orange tones.
Abundance hank to Don, with which he is learning to knit his first scarf to match his new hat. I love it when people embark on learning the skill of knitting. I especially love it when guys try it out. It's just cool.
Are you a knitter? Not a knitter, but always wanted to try it? Maybe it's a goal you've made for 2012? Well, Briar Rose Fibers wants to wish you a Happy New Year and support you in your knitting goals with a little giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post. Tell me how long you've been knitting—or if you'd like to learn—and I'll choose one person (by random number generator) to receive $50 in credit in the Briar Rose Fibers online store!
Leave comments until 12:00am, midnight (Central Time), Friday, January 20th, 2012. Winners will be chosen and announced January 21st, 2012.
Good luck and happy knitting!