In my last post, I told you about the special gift Mrs. Claus sent to my girls last year. I wrote Mrs. Claus a letter and asked her permission to share the hat patterns she uses to make elf hats. She kindly obliged. In the spirit of the holiday season, she and I have decided to offer these two hat patterns for free. She did have one stipulation, however. She wanted the hats to be named after her. And so, I present to you, the Mrs. Claus Hats: Pointy and Boxy.
Both of these patterns are simple and quick (which makes sense since Mrs. Claus has so many elves to knit for). She explained that she wanted these hats to be "beginner" patterns, so I have included photo tutorials on making i-cords, completing a 3-needle bind off, and making a pom pom with a pom pom maker. Since there are so many presents to be knit in December, I have included sizes Elf (at Mrs. Claus' urging) through Adult Large, which should cover all the noggins in your household.
To celebrate the launch of these patterns, I will be hosting the Mrs. Claus Knit-a-Long on my Ravelry group. beginning November 26, 2016 and ending January 6, 2017. All knitters are welcome to join! For the busy knitters who knit all those Christmas gifts, there will be PRIZES!
Prize One: 3 Skeins of Blue Sky Fibers "Sweater" Yarn
Prize Two: A Two-fer Project Bag from Erin Lane Bags
Prize Three: A Two-fer Project Bag from Erin Lane Bags
Prize Four: A Digital Copy of "Child For All Seasons YEAR 2"
I hope you will join me for some holiday hat knitting! In the meantime, Mrs. Claus and I wish you A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!