I might not be doing any holiday knitting this year but I can feel the angst of those of you out there comparing your to-knit-for list against the number of days remaining. So I have one soothing word for you: hats. I’m pretty sure last year was the official Year of the Cowl, and they can be incredibly quick to knit. (E.g.) But you know what’s even faster? Yep. And beanies of every sort are all the rage at the moment. So in an effort to be helpful, I’ve put together this cheat sheet — hat patterns by personality type:
2. the he-hipster: Bulletproof Aran Hat
4. the tough guy: Chunkeanie (free)
8. the minimalist: What
9. the fun-loving friend: Chapeau, with pompoms of course
10. the mystery-exchange recipient: Simple Rib Hat or Big Rib Hat (free)
Come to think of it, you might want to knit up that last one in an assortment of colors to have on hand. You know, just in case.