I first saw this mask right here on Craftster. As soon as I saw it, I had to make it I've needed a reason to get it out and take pictures What better reason than a challenge?
I used a pattern from a vintage McCall's Needlework magazine. The pattern is for a child size mask, so I just used a thicker yarn and followed the pattern. The only thing I changed was the hair color and style. I used tassels instead of pompoms. Please don't have nightmares because of it, lol.
This hat makes me think of a strawberry. The pattern is from an older Cast On and the yarn is Cascade 220.
This is DH's hat. I used the frivol hat pattern and Knitpick's Wool of the Andes or merino, I can't remember. It has been dubbed "Th Birthday Cake."
I saved the best for last. This is my favorite to date. I based it off a free pattern on Elann and is a mix of Paton's and Knitpick wool. There are no charts for the fair isle with the pattern, so I had to make my own. I also cheated by making the the top flat so I wouldn't have to make new charts for the lower stitch counts. The ribbon is actually covering up a mistake. I was going to make a picot edge around the bottom of the hat, but changed my mind after I was unwilling to rip it all out. So, to cover up the mistake, I threaded a ribbon through.
Hope everyone had a good holiday season. I look forward to more knitted gift pictures.