recently, my mother sent me a photo of my brother this last christmas. he was wearing the hat i knit him the christmas before, and was still lamenting the first ribbed hat i sent him that he lost (middle top in the picture). and i felt all nostalgic (and guilty), so i immediately started making him another hat, since i didn’t make him one this year.
i make a lot of ribbed boy hats. all the boys want fitted hats, and this is the easiest way to do that without having their head measurements. the boys, you ask? my brother. ben. ben’s three brothers. my dad. other people’s fathers and brothers. but especially brothers. the boys.
so i’m (quite randomly) working up my ultimate ribbed hat pattern. worsted weight, funky decreases, watchman style, or beanie style – you choose. i’m test knitting it myself, sending hats off to alaska and montana, now that spring is beginning and they aren’t really necessary (whoops!). but i hope to have the pattern up some time in the near future.
my question for you is, what do you find yourself making over and over for a particular group of people or person? what have you found to be the perfect, useful pattern that you go back to over and over?
p.s. i suppose this is better than making all of them size 11-13 socks though :)
p.p.s. don’t forget about the knitcircus giveaway! contest ends sunday.