Now that the Christmas Holiday is officially over I can post pictures of my recent orders with no worries of spoiling surprises!
I actually didn’t have too many orders which turned out to be great, because I was able to get everything done without stressing myself out too much. 🙂
Back at the beginning of December I got an order for 5 hats from a good middle/high school friend. She had her brother’s family for Christmas and they are Chicago Bears fans, so we went with that theme.
I think my favorite hat out of these 5 is the bear hat. The mascot for the Chicago Bears has blue and orange eyes.
Then around the middle of December I got three different orders from some more good friends.
One order was for a Lucy penguin hat for her daughter, and then a blue beanie with a “Y” on it for her nephew who loves BYU, and a bright pink hat with an aqua flower for her niece.
The other two orders were from two sister-in-laws ordering hats for Christmas presents. I don’t know if they originally knew that they both ordered hat(s) though. In their family they have their kids draw names for which cousin they are going to give a gift to for Christmas. One ordered a penguin hat for the others youngest daughter, because one of her boys drew her name.
And then the other order was 3 different boy hats, which I’m assuming were presents from her girls to the cousins they had for Christmas.
Other than the actual “orders” that I had, I was working on other crochet projects as well.
I made a beard hat for a white elephant gift exchange. I came up with the pattern for this particular hat, but you can find a free one here.
It was the coveted gift of the party, and a lot of different people tried it on for pictures.
I also made a Nativity set for my mother-in-law. She loves Nativities and we had her for Christmas so when I saw the pattern for this I knew it was what we were giving her. You can find the patterns here.
My figures ended up being bigger than the pattern said because I used a bigger hook and thicker yarn. They are the perfect size for little hands.
Another project that I had been working on for quite some time was a crochet jacket for my sister. We had her this year for my family’s gift giving rotation and she had actually sent me an email with pictures of the jacket she had seen on Pinterest.
I found the free pattern and started working away. Instead of Olive green I used Navy blue yarn. It’s the biggest crochet project that I’ve ever done, and I’m happy to report that she loves it! But I don’t have pictures of it (I forgot to take some!) and she hasn’t sent me any yet…
And then I made some hats for my husband and little guy and then stuffed them in their stockings. My hubby loved that they matched, and my micro man looked like a little lumber jack in his.