I find gift giving for men so challenging. They are pickier than women, more utilitarian. As a general rule, they like to keep things simple. Take shopping, for instance. When then need, a shirt let's say, they go to a store and buy one. No meandering around a store, let alone go to more than one store!
I wanted to knit something for my grown daughters boyfriend who is particular. I offered up a scarf, fingerless gloves or a slouchy hat. She felt he wouldn't like any of them. She did say he needed a new hat. Mostly because she hated the hat he has been wearing. A beanie type. I saw this hat, by Susan B. Anderson and sent her a photo.
She thought he would go for this "sneaky slouchy"! I love that....sneaky slouchy. I also love Susan's patterns. When reading this one, she uses two strands of fingering together or one strand of worsted. I knit mine using worsted.
And, they turned out great!
I happend to be in a Hobby Lobby and found this new yarn they put out.
And I had some skeins of Knit Picks in my stash.
A tweedy one in black.
A gray one.
And a blue(ish) one.
This blue(ish) one is I Love This Yarn Colors in Cappadocia. Blues, grays, browns and a bit of cream. I had quite a bit leftover and might get one more hat from the yardage. Super soft acrylic, machine wash and dry.
Still from Hobby Lobby....Yarn Bee Glowing Naturals in Naturals. Grays, black and a silvery color.
You can only get one hat from this skein. Soft, machine wash acrylic.
They all look SO much better in real life. The boyfriend, Drew, is getting all three and fingers crossed that he will like them all!
Have a very Merry Christmas,
Purls of Wisdom:
No ruler handy? Did you know that your pinky finger is about one inch from knuckle to knuckle?