Instant Gratification

After working on a deadline, I always like to throw in a couple of projects that are instant gratification.  The Meathead hats from Knitalong can be done in a couple of hours.  STC Crafts is offering it as a free download right now.  Go, go get it and knit it.  This is the child size, but it fits me.  I made the pink one for Addie so she’d have a warm hat to wear to school.  She put it on yesterday morning and said, "Cool, a elf hat!"  I think that’s high praise from a 5 year old!  The hat was so cute on her that I made a second for Lily last night. 


Pattern:  Meathead Hat from Knitalong

Yarn:  4 Strands of Worsted weight 100% wool (I used a combination of Ella Rae, Cascade 220 and Lamb’s Pride)

Needles:  Size 15

Modifications:  None.  It’s knit flat and seamed together.  I may do another one in the round, just because I like it better, but I don’t have size 15 circular needles (Nor do I really want them) so I’d probably end up making it in a baby size. 


Another instant gratification project. 


Pattern:  Cool Little Llama Silk Mittens from 101 Luxury One Skein Wonders

Yarn:  Debbie Bliss Cashmere – 2 skeins

Needles:  Size 8 US

Comments:  I received the yarn in a swap about a year ago and just didn’t know what to do with it.  It’s two 45 yard skeins, so it’s pretty short on yardage.  I finished the first mitt with probably a yard of yarn left over.  These are super soft and cushy though! 



6 thoughts on “Instant Gratification”

  1. I found you! I *love* that pattern (have seen it around here and there) and I love your versions too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the heads up that it’s a free download right now. Totally going over there next.

    Hope you’re well! I’ll write soon ๐Ÿ™‚


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