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December 13, 2017

From Susan — Stop Me, Puh-lease! With an explanation…

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 11:25 pm

Addendum 12-16:

The whole reason I fell down the “mini hat rabbit hole” was because tonight I am going out with three very old and dear friends.  I have known them for over forty years!!  I had pictured making them my friend’s delicious nut bread and attaching a hand-knit ornament.  I started knitting some cute mini hats and thought, “Why am I knitting someone else’s mini hats??  Why don’t I create my own mini hats?”  And so I did.

That started me down the path of repurposing my Snowfall Hat (which is why there were three snowflake versions) and adding some other designs (tree and candy cane, plus two ill fated attempts at tree and candy cane).  Well, I still needed the hat ornaments for my friends!!  But now I did not want to give them the originals because now they are the mini hat prototypes!!   Aaarghh!!  So yesterday I made 9 loaves of nut bread and three more mini hats.  The last one is still damp — hope it dries by tonight!!

That makes ten mini hats in the past week, so I say no more mini hats for me…

December 13:
Okay.  I designed two more mini hats for the Mini Hats Snowfall Series.  But I am done now, I promise!!

The Christmas Tree and Candy Canes are the latest and last to be added.  The Candy Canes may look familiar.  I was inspired by our family Christmas stocking!

Anyway, I need to go lay down now…



  1. Love these minis! I thought I had the knitting just about finished…ha! Happens every year…I have finished and woven ends in the car on Christmas day.

    Comment by annie — December 14, 2017 @ 4:01 am

  2. I can see a whole small tree wholly decorated with these gorgeous minis with just a few shiny baubles here and there to echo the sparkly beads. Maybe as part of a theme tree display. Uh-oh. Might have seen too many HGTV White House Christmas shows.

    Comment by Chloe — December 14, 2017 @ 7:51 am

  3. These are so much fun! Thank you for sharing them.

    Comment by Karen — December 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am

  4. Those stockings are the sweetest!!

    Comment by Cheryl — December 14, 2017 @ 10:44 am

  5. We are so lucky you are so wonderful to your friends – we get to reap the benefits of your friendship! Merry Christmas to you and your.

    Comment by Ruth — December 16, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

  6. Mini-lesson on mini-hats at 2.75 in 2018? Please? (I’ve never done beads…) These are so lovely!

    Comment by MIke — December 16, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

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