I got my Santa Hats finished this weekend. They actually worked up pretty quickly once I got used to working with the Homespun yarn. It's still not my favorite yarn to work with, but it does feel so nice and plush in the finished project.
For these hats I used the Santa Hat pattern on Lion Brand's website and Holiday Homespun yarn in Berry and Starlight. Here is the finished adult-sized hat which is for my brother-in-law.
He actually is going to put it over his cowboy hat rather than wear it straight out (I know, it's weird, but this is Texas, apparently it's a thing). So the size I needed was a little bit larger than the largest size the pattern goes to. In order to get it the size I needed, I just added two rounds after I got to 50 stitches (increasing to 60 instead) and then followed the rest of the instructions for the largest size.
Here is a shot of both hats together:
And the baby seemed interested to know what was going on (and I wanted to make sure hers would fit), so while I was working on the pom-pom for her hat, I let her try on the almost finished project.
And here she is with her finished hat. Can't you tell she's just so excited for Christmas?
While I was working on these projects and getting used to working with the Homespun, I thought up a project I could use the other Homespun I bought for. My husband's company Christmas party is Thursday, and while I have a lovely dress to wear, it is sleeveless, and I get cold inside at the best of times. So I think I am going to try to make a little shrug/cardigan type thing. The other Homespun I have is a nice, pretty color that I think will go well with my dress and will not look too out of place. Also, I will be nice and warm in it. So that's what I will be starting on today. Fingers crossed!
Have a great week, y'all!