I have made many of presents through my years of crocheting and something just dawned on me…… Surprisingly enough I have never made and given hats or mittens as a gift. Oh sure, I have made many hats for charitable organizations, family and friends but never for a birthday or holiday. This year will be the first!
I have 5 grand-nephews and 2 grand- nieces. I thought that searching for the perfect hat pattern should be easy until I discovered that they weren’t quite what I was looking for. Either too girlish or too plain. I was looking for something that all had the same simple look yet both can wear. Then I remembered the ‘Color Me Easy!’ hat in the April 2007 issue of Crochet World.
I finished the first hat with 3 hrs. Two more with in the next two days. Something seems missing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the hats but they didn’t seem complete. Then I thought about making gloves to match. Shivers went up and down my spine!! I’ve never made (or ever cared to!) make gloves….. tried making one once and it was a disaster (the thumb was bigger than the forefinger!!) ….. maybe I’ll try mittens.
Back on the search engines, I can’t believe that my first hit was exactly what I had in mind. It matched the ribbing on the hat! Firing up the printer, I was ready to try my hand at mittens. Pattern looks easy enough.
Within the hour I made my first mitten!!! I can’t beleive all this time I lost not making these two easy warm-up gifts!!! I sure hope they like them.