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Hand Made Christmas

{Giveaway at the bottom of the post}

Every year I have high hopes that I will make every gift instead of spending lots of money on impersonal store bought items. Then, every year, due to my poor planning, I end up buying everything last minute. This year will be different. I am starting now, I am going to make a list of all the things I have to make, I will share some of it here. On top of Christmas I also have several baby gifts to make so those will also be in my list.

This beautiful DK weight yarn by MadelineTosh will be used to make a couple of these adorable bonnets. I have quite a few baby girls to knit items for.

This is another beautiful skein of MadelineTosh DK in colorway Mare it will be used to make some headbands as gifts. The pattern is in the works…will be shared once completed.
And another skein of MadelineTosh, I know I am an addict.

This will most likely be used to make the pattern below for a family member or friend, I cannot be more specific because I don’t know who reads my blog.

This pattern has not yet been released but will be shortly. Get on my mailing list ahead of time and you will receive a coupon for all my patterns the day it is released.

For all my hand knit items I made this little tag. You can download the file HERE if you are interested in it. I love having tags for all my hand made and hand knit gifts. It adds something special.

I will post more ideas to my list as they come. Also I love to make Christmas Ornaments as gifts so I will be posting some of those as well.


This giveaway ends on the 25th of October, the results will be posted on the 26th.

What you will win. This beautiful skein of Vintage Chunky by Berroco. Also the pattern Yummy Beret which knits up beautifully in this chunky weight yarn.

Here are the rules! I am making this as easy as possible since I new to doing giveaways.

Leave me a comment that includes the following:

  1. Your First Name
  2. Years Knitting
  3. Who the hat will be given to (you may give it to yourself)

If you wish to have one more entry you may also pin one of my patterns to Pinterest. Leave the link to the pin in the comment section and I will add your name a second time to the drawing.

The results will be posted on Wednesday the 26th of October. I will choose the winner on the evening of the 25th using If you have any questions please email me at Thanks for participating!



  • Hali

    Do you need my last name? I will give it to you in e-mail if you do.
    Name: Hali
    Years Knitting: 5
    Who the hat will be given to: not sure yet but probably me

  • Ali

    Hi, I’m Ali, like an alley cat. I’ve been crocheting for six years and now knitting only about a year but loving it!

    I would love to see the hat on my baby sister who just moved to the SF Bay area from the South and is realizing that fog is cold 🙂

    These skeins are GOOOrgeous

  • Cecile

    Purple is my favorite color (with hot pinks and reds, I’ve got a lot of favorite colors in fact 😉 ), so, if I’m lucky enough to win this giveaway, I’ll knit this hat for myself! I love hats and it seems I never have enough of them!

  • Cecile

    I was so excited that I forgot about the questions… I’m Cecile and I’ve been (obsessively) knitting for almost 2 years now.

  • Katie

    Hi, I’m Katie. I picked up my first set of knitting needles in 1997 – which is 14 years ago! I haven’t done too much knitting lately, but I’m getting back into it in order to make some homemade gifts for Christmas this year. I have plans to make my sister a hat this year.

  • Tori Strother

    1. Tori
    2. A little over a year knitting! Right now, I’m working on some mittens 🙂 my friends and I have a knitting/crocheting club. We’re seniors in high school.
    3. The hat would either be for me (since knitting is a long process my policy is I usually don’t knit for other people..) or my friend JoHanna who always crochets for other people, but never for herself.

  • Stephanie

    I’m Stephanie ?
    I’ve been knitting for twenty years, and taught myself to crochet two years ago while my husband was deployed. 🙂
    I love the hat! It would definitely be gifted to my wonderful Sister In Law!

  • Fiorella

    Hi there my name is Fiorella, I learnt knitting last year, even though I attempted some scarves in my teens 🙂 – I would use the pattern to make a hat for me and my girls – thanks for the fab giveaway

  • Branislava

    Name: Branislava
    Years of knitting: I just started to knit, about month ago, so I am fresh in this, but I like it so much, it is relaxing for me.
    Who’s it for: I will give it to my sister to keep her warm during winter 🙂

    I like your blog and patterns, so creative.
    Greetings from Serbia, Europe

  • Michaela Gonzales

    Name! Michaela Gonzales
    Years! Uh…. Failed attempt to start 2 years ago and finally got it about a year ago!
    To whom! One of my best friends since I owe her a Dino hat from last year, this would be a good way to make it up!

  • Julia

    Hi! My name is Julia, I’ve been knitting for a little over a year. I’ve got the bug though and I’m addicted!

    I’m not sure who I would give this hat to, but I have a looong list of Christmas gifts to by so this would be wonderful.

  • Em

    Name: emily- em for short
    Years knitting: ummm well I can re em remitting my first scarf in grade…5 I’m now in year 11 so wow! 6 years! Lol
    I’d give it too: well I always go to knit something for myself then decide to hive it to someone else so yeah not sure!

  • Rekhmina

    My name is Rekhmina and I’ve been knitting for about a year now. Believe it or not I came across your blog last year and it inspired me to start knitting but I have yet to knit anything for myself so this beautiful Beret will be for ME! Here is a link to your design on my pinterest:

  • Allison

    Hi… My name is Allison. I’ve been knitting for about 15 years now. The best part about knitting… giving the cozy pieces to friends and family.
    Oh, and the beret will go to my awesome sister-in-law… also named Allison 🙂

  • Abby

    Hey, I’m Abby. I’ve been knitting for about one year… and I absolutely love it (Who wouldn’t!!) Anyways, I would probably give it to my oldest sister, who lives in Indiana, PA, where she almost freezes. But I might like it too much to give it away. We’ll see!!
    {Love your blog!}

    • Alyssa

      My name is Alyssa. I actually just learned how to knit about two months ago and I love it. I’m pretty good at it for a beginner. The hat would be for me because I just love hats.

  • Jennie

    30 years!
    It will go to either my sister or my mother depending on who looks best in it 😉
    Thanks for the great opportunity!

    • elisa

      Nicole I want to be sure you know that you are entering to win the Yummy Beret which is sized for women. Your entry still qualifies but I want to be sure you know.

  • Lynn Harper

    Name: Lynn harper
    Knitting for about 2 yrs since pregnant for my first child
    I’d like to give it to one of my sisters (4) or one for each.

  • Vivian

    My name is Vivian and I’ve been knitting for 22 years. (Egads! I don’t feel that old!) While I would be very tempted to keep this I think it would look smashing on my sister-in-law. Especially since we formed a little hand knit hat gang at the last camp out. I blame the wine.

  • Diane wantaja

    Hi, my name is Diane and so far I’ll be the one whos knit the longest. I started knitting at 3 years old. My mother was laid up and thats how she entertained me and my brother. So, i’ve knit for 47 years!!! I would make this for me or a granddaughter.

  • Serena

    1. Serena
    2. I just started learning how to. It’s only been a couple of weeks.
    3. I’d probably give it to my mom because I can’t think of any person who deserves it more then she does.

  • Pamela

    Hi, my name is Pamela.
    I’ve been knitting off and on for about 5 years.
    The hat would be for my best friend, who would look so cute in it.

  • Chelsea

    I’m Chelsea, and I’ve been knitting for almost 3 years. I am knitting gifts for a lot of my family this year and I’d love to make this one for my sister in law!

  • Naomi

    Hi! My name is Naomi, i’ve been knitting a little over a year, I am completely obsessed! I would alter the pattern a little to include some gold and wear it to watch my favorite football team, the Vikings!

  • Karolina

    Name: Karolina
    Years knitting: about 10! But recently restarted while on maternity leave! Love it!
    Hat: my best friend!!!! She looks so cute in knits!!!!!

  • Cecilia

    My name is Cecilia and I’ve been knitting for about two years now. And I’d keep the beret for myself…mostly because that skein of yarn is my absolute favorite color.

  • catherine

    Hi my name’s Catherine and I’ve been knitting since last Christmas when my Nana taught me…I’d like to knit a hat to give to her as a thanks for her wonderful lessons!!

  • Tehshay

    Name: Shaylin
    Years knitting: 5! I taugh myself 😀
    Gift for: My mum. She deserves every hat in the world, and not just because she is a great mum.

  • Keira Anderson

    I’d either keep the beret for my self or give it to my roommate. I’ve been knitting for about 4-5 years now. If the skein actually is purple, I’d definitely give it to my roommate, because it’s her favorite color.

  • Claudia

    I am Caudia and I am not the best at knitting but I crochet until I feel my world looks the way it should. My attempts at knitting have been going on for 3 years and crochet has been 6.
    If I were to win, I would make the hat for my sister Maria who dispite her obsession with all things brand named, has never failed in believeing in my creative endeavors

  • Rayna Braam

    Hi my name is Rayna.
    I’ve been knitting for about a year and a bit now – love it!!
    I would knit this project for one of my sisters for christmas.

  • Bernadette

    Name: Bernadette or Berni
    Years of knitting: About 2 years. I’m still a newbie.
    Who I would give the hat to: My aunt. She just got her last cemo about a month ago. She still doesn’t have much hair. I think she would love a new hat for the winter.

  • Cassi

    My name is Cassi! I learned how to knit at 3:00 in the morning with my mom about 4 years ago. I love the hat myself, but I think it would make a great Christmas gift for my sister!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a great creation!!

  • Erin Gardner-Hibbard

    Hello 🙂 My name is Erin, I’ve been knitting since I was about nine. My Grandma taught me, and I loved it since. I think the hat would suit my sister who helps me watch my six month old boy while I’m at work.

  • Cayenne

    Name: Cayenne
    Years Knitting: almost ten
    Gift for: I don’t know yet, but it’s a wonderful pattern and would be a lot of fun to knit, especially with that yarn. My grandma and my mother are both very partial to purple.

    Also, I have a lot of pins to your blog. I love your photos and your fabulous patterns. Here’s one link:

  • Deidre

    Deidre here! I’ve been knitting since 2004, that’s um, . . . 7 years. Wow!! This hat would be for Tiffani, who I owe a cardigan that’s not gonna be finished for her 30th birthday in January.

  • Jessica

    Hi my name is Jessica.
    I’ve been knitting 23 yrs haven’t been knitting recently but I picked it back up abt 3yrs ago when I was prego with my 1st child.
    I would probably give to one of my nieces. Thank you

  • Courtney

    I’ve been knitting for 2.5 years.
    The hat will be given to myself (OR my friend who lives in San Francisco…not sure if her very frizzy hair will work with the hat).

  • Mistie

    Hi dear! My name is Mistie. Unfortunately, I have never knitted anything…I will be starting a one on one class next week! I am a crochet’er:) and have been hooking since I was 4:) learned at my grannies knee and have been going strong for 32 years!!! Omg that sounds so old… Ok now I’m depressed!

  • Danielle

    1. Danielle
    2. Almost 2 years!
    3. My mom- she has been asking for a hat for quite some time now…
    Ps beautiful designs! You are very talented!

  • Queta

    Hi, I’m Queta. Been knitting for 9 years and I’d totally make the hat for myself! I’ve been knitting for the baby I’m expecting in less than three weeks and I think it’s time to knit for me. 🙂

  • Rachel

    Name: Rachel
    Years knitting: Around 5
    Will be given to: My beautiful best friend who does nothing more than push me to be the best I can be!!! .. The least I can do right!!!

  • Jeanne

    Name: Jeanne

    Years Knitting: My mom taught me to knit when I was, like, 6. But I only really got addicted about 7 or 8 years ago. I always try to make at least some of xmas gifts, but this year I haven’t started yet. Eek!

    I think that hat would look AMAZING on my younger brother’s finacee! And since last year she didn’t have a hat at all, and had to steal one from me, I bet she’d love to get a new hat too!

  • gari

    my first name is Gari and I have been knitting/crocheting for 40 years! (wow, I am old!) I wish you lots of good moments as you make your Christmas gifts. I have the same intention for this whole year! I think I may actually use the pattern and the yarn for me! Since I am so focussed on making handmade gifts for others, if I win this yarn I will think of it as a gift for me! Thanks!

  • Amanda

    Hi I am Amanda. I learned to knit when I was eight or so and have knit off and on since then (I am now 16). I would make the hat for me:).

  • Kristin

    My name is Kristin.
    I have restarted knitting in the last year after taking many years off (why did I ever stop?!?).
    I would give the hat to my sister in law. She loves all things handmade and purple is her favorite color!

  • Andrea Distler

    Hello! My name is Andrea
    I just started to teach myself to knit (with the help of online tutorials) after I lost my job and became a “stay at home wife.”
    I would give it to my sister for Christmas. She has been diagnosed with Parkinsons and cannot knit for herself.

  • Niki

    Name: Niki
    Years: less than a year, my newest creative passion!!!
    Given to: Xmas gift to my co- worker, she loves anything created by the hands of those who are creative!

  • Jill

    I’m jill – I’ve been knitting and crocheting since my grandmother taught me as a little girl…so I guess at least 22 years! WOW. Recently I got to reteach her 🙂 I would give the hat to my coworker who loves seeing my projects

  • Jennifer

    Hi there!

    Name: Jennifer
    Years of knitting: None! Lol, but I have always wanted to learn
    and I would give it to myself…(It’s going to be a cold winter!)

  • Amanda

    Leave me a comment that includes the following:

    Your First Name: Amanda
    Years Knitting: 2
    Who the hat will be given to (you may give it to yourself): My best friend Kim!

  • Cate

    My name is Cate and I’ve been knitting for about two and a half years. I think I’d make the hat for my mom because she loves that colour. 🙂

  • haleykc

    My name is Haley, and I’ve been knitting for…10 years!! Learned in college.
    I would give the hat to my friend Lauren who just moved to Portland with her hubs.

  • Liz Kirkham

    Hiiii. I’m Liz. I’ve only been knitting for… wait for it… THREE WEEKS! Learned from watching YouTube videos. I’m getting better every day and loving it! I’d give the hat to my sister, so long as I succeeded in following a pattern (haven’t tried one before!).

    Thanks 🙂

  • Ullis

    Love the colour!! But then again, I love all things purple… 🙂
    Name: Ullis
    Years knitting: oh, around 25 I guess. I learned from my mom when I was around 10.
    Who: me, me, me 🙂

  • Hali

    Name: Hali
    Years Knitting: not even a year yet. I taught myself and all my friends have scarfs because of it 🙂
    I would make this for my best friend because shes had a hard time these last few months and i love doing things for her to cheer her up!

  • Lolita

    My name is Lolita and I’ve been knitting seriously for about 4 years now…I would probably knit the hat for my mil she usually receives a hat a year to keep her bald head warm…that is if my mum doesn’t come over and try to take it for herself…

  • Grace

    Oh, how lovely! My name is Grace {from Grace’s Garden Walk}. I have been knitting on and off {teaching myself, learning the basics from a friend} for about two years, but I have determined to focus more on my knitting skills this year instead of crocheting. 🙂
    I would probably knit the hat for myself or a friend.

    Thank you for hosting!

  • Stephanie

    I’m Stephanie. My grandma taught me to knit 4 years ago. I’d love to make this beanie for my best friend, a new mama who could use something cozy for herself!

  • Angie

    My name is Angie. I’ve been knitting on and off for about 7 years, very novice but still love it. I really want to learn how to knit a hat. The gift would be for myself.

  • Alyssa Wolfe

    Hello! My name is Alyssa, I have been knitting for around 5 years now. I really like the color and if I did win the giveaway, I would knit up the hat for my sister who is 12. I think that the color would look great against her complexion and she loves to show off the handmade things that I make for her. Either way, she is getting some knitted goodies for Christmas this year!

  • Olivia Augusta Olesen

    1. Olivia Augusta
    2. 1 year. I taught myself how to knit last September with some help from youtube and a simple sock recipe – but since i’ve knit 15 socks ( 7 pairs and a single 🙂 ), a sweater, a pair of mittens – but i still haven’t knit any hats.
    3. My mother just got marries and to welcome her new husband into the family I would like to make him a warm winter hat for Christmas.

  • Brenna

    My name is Brenna Christine Adamski. My grandma taught me to knit when I was seven but I just began to really knit about 1 month ago. I’d give it to my best friend Lindsey Jayne; she’s just too cute in hats!

  • Brenna

    p.s. you’re free pattern of the headband looks adorable when you switch colors towards the end to create a “bow” where you wrap the yarn around. I’ve been making them left and right for my friends! So far I’ve got 3 down, 10 to go & rising 🙂

  • Renee

    hey, i’m renee and i finally broke out of my crochet shell a few months ago and have been knitting ever since! i’d probably make a hat for my little sister.

  • Suzy

    My name is Suzy and I’ve been knitting since childhood, which is probably around 40 years. The gift would most definately be for my niece, she’ll adore this.

  • Olivia

    My name is Olivia an I have been knitting for about 6 years. I’d love to say that I would knit the hat for someone else, but…it will be for me. I’ve got a thing for hats!!!

  • Ashley

    Hi! my name is Ashley and I’ve been knitting for 4 years with breaks every now and then. The hat would be given to my best friend : )

  • Brittany

    Name: Brittany
    Years knitting: A little over 1!
    Gift for: My sister. She loves to model my items and I have promised to make her a hat 🙂

  • Sandra

    My name is Sandra. Although I learned to knit in my early teens I’ve only seriously been knitting for 25 years on and off. Depending upon the finished results, I’d give the finished hat to my daughter or maybe I’d keep it for my own big head, LOL- then again this would make an awesome gift for my best friend because the yarn is her favorite color!

  • Marcia

    25 years
    One of my daughters

    Thanks!! I am starting gifts NOW. Like you, I have big plans & then feel bad. Good luck!!!

  • Silvana

    Hi! My name is Silvana and I learned how to knit 23 years ago, but I have been knitting non stop for a year or so. And I would be knitting this hat for my husband.

  • Rebecca

    My name is Rebecca
    I’ve been knitting for about a 1 year now
    I’ll probably give the hat my best friend for Christmas

  • Alyssa D.

    Name: Alyssa D
    Years Knitting: I’ve been knitting off and on for 6 years now.
    Gift for: I would make this for either my brother’s girlfiend or one of my cousins. I love love love purple, i would be really tempted to keep for myself!

  • Aaronyce

    My name is Aaronyce , I have been knitting one year , and more than likely the hat will be given to my Grammy because she loves hats , unless of course it is too hard to part with.

  • Lisa

    Hi, I’m Lisa, been knitting on and off for a few years but so far can only knit straight lines! (lots of scarves, wrist warmers, dish-cloths!) so I would knit the hat for myself so I can experiment and be a bit more daring with a pattern!

  • Andree

    Your First Name: Andree
    Years Knitting: I learned as a kid, but only really got back into knitting about 7 years ago
    Who the hat will be given to: One of my friends. It would go so well with her coat!

    I don’t have Pinterest, but I have one of your patterns liked for Ravelry.

  • kathy

    years knitting: I’m 61 and have been knitting most of my life…so I’ll say 50…YIKES! I would give my daughter the hat…she LOVES hats and looks super in them. Just pinned the striped headband…my daughter would love this too!

  • Carrie Davis

    My name is Carrie. My mom taught me to knit when I was 20, that was ten years ago. I love the yummy beret and purple is my favorite color, but I would gladly hand knit this for my sister.

  • Dani Cushman

    I have been knitting for 10 years. I taught myself while on bed rest with my second child. I was bored just lying in bed and needed something to pass the time. I got rather good at beanies, blankets and scarves. I would make this hat for my Nephews new Wife, as I have made something for everyone in the family except for her, thus far. She has a bit of that boho spirit and this hat fits her personality. Of course, my daughter will want one too!
    Thanks for the contest!

  • Karina

    I’m Karina; I’ve been knitting for way too many years… I’d say 25+. I like the hat for myself, but I could also knit if for my mother and aunts as they love what I knit for them.

  • Cathy Asplund

    Cathy A
    I have been knitting since 2002, I knitted earlier in life – but was never taught purling or how to read a pattern.

    I would love to make this hat for my mother!

  • Amanda

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! All your yarn and patterns look beautiful!
    Name: Amanda
    Years Knitting: about 4
    Who I will make this for: my little sister! I need to make her a Christmas present and this would be perfect!
    Thank you

  • Lauren

    I am Lauren and I have been knitting for 8 years (that is so hard to believe!) and I would make the hat as a Christmas gift for my niece.

  • Shelby

    Hi I’m Shelby! I just stumbled upon your blog while looking for a headband pattern and I am in love with everything you design! I have been knitting off and on for the last 4 yrs or so and am getting the itch to knit again. I would definitely wear the hat myself!

  • Brittany S

    My name is: Brittany

    I have been sewing for only 1 year now. I am very much still a beginner but I love trying and taking risks.

    I would make this hat for my brother’s girlfriend (who is also my friend – she loves this style of knitted hat, a lot)

  • stefanie

    My name is Stefanie, and I have been knitting for about 8 years, but I wasn’t any good for the first 3 or 4.
    I would make the hat for my sister, Devon, but I’m sure I would have to steal it every so often!

  • karmell johnson

    I have been knitting for less that a year, but I really want to learn to make cute form fitting clothes and etc. I don’t have a winter hat, so I might keep it unless it doesn’t look good on me! =)

  • Jessica

    My name is Jessica I have never knitted before I have been wanting to learn for quite awhile just don’t know where to start. I would make the hat for my 2 year old daughter and it would be great for winter

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca, I’ve only been knitting for 2 years but my aunt was the one who taught me so she will be who I would make the hat for!

  • Mackenzie

    My names Mackenzie. I’ve been knitting since I was 14, so I guess 8 years at this point, woah its been a while…. I think I would give this hat to my roommate who has to deal with my yarn stash being around.

  • Julie

    My name is Julie and I have been knitting for about 7 years. If I make this hat, I will probably give it to my sister (unless I am tempted to keep it for myself). Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  • Stephanie

    Hi! I’m Stephanie I’ve been knitting for 3 years now (my grandma got me started) and I would make this hat for my boyfriend and myself!

  • arlene

    hi – i have been knitting for 53 years. i taught myself to knit. i love the feel and colors of yarn. my grandmother taught me to crochet. she made tablecovers out of thread.
    i would make this hat for my 15 year old grandaughter. the hat is beautiful and i think she would love it. the yarn is gorgeous.
    thank you

  • Jerri

    My name is Jerri, I’ve been knitting for 7 years…. I have actually never knit myself something. I would love to knit this yummy beret for myself!!

  • arlene

    hi i have been knitting for 53 years. i taught myself to knit. my grandmother taught me to crochet. she made tablecover out of thread.
    i would make this hat, which is beautiful, for my 16 year old grandaughter. i know she would love it. the yarn is gorgeous.
    thank you

  • Katie

    Your First Name: Katie
    Years Knitting: hmm about 5 now?
    Who the hat will be given to: Probably myself. i knit so slow I’ll probably be done by july!

  • Marion

    – Marion
    – I knit my first real project about 40 years ago (yikes! How is that possible?!) and have knit on and off ever since.
    – I’m not sure who would get this — I’d probably see how it looked on me, but give it to my daughter if it looked better on her 🙂

  • Grace

    Hi! My name is Grace 🙂
    I’ve known how to knit since I was around 10, but I’ve only really recently gotten into it, so I’ve been knitting for 8 but have been seriously knitting for about one year. I’ll probably make the hat for myself since I haven’t actually made a hat for me. Only my friends.

  • Mikayla

    Hi! I love this pattern and this yarn is absolutely gorgeous!

    My name is Mikayla, I have been knitting for a short, but fruitful 2 months, and I would make this hat for my little sister. Since I left for college (also 2 months ago) she had been really missing me and I think she’d really love to have something I knit for her. 🙂

    Thank you so much for this great opportunity!

  • Jeannine

    Hi, I’m Jeannine and I’ve been “knitting” for probably about 4 years, but really the master knitter is my husband, and so the skein of warn would most likely go to him…and the hat to me. Since he never gets cold and I’m always freezing 🙂

  • Cara

    I’m Cara.

    I’ve been knitting for 6 years, but only 2 seriously.

    I’d probably make it for a good female friend.

    Thanks for such a neat giveaway =)

  • Bridget

    Hello there!
    1. I’m Bridget H.
    2. It’ been about 4 years since I started to knit.
    3. I haven’t made anything for myself in a while, so the hat would probably be for me. It’s okay to be a little selfish now and then, right? 🙂

  • Leah

    Name: Leah
    Years Knitting: <1 (three months) I learned when I was a kid, but only recently picked it back up after finding a gorgeous sweater pattern and gawking your blog 😉
    Who: I have been struggling for a Christmas idea for my younger brother's girlfriend, and since I do make the greater majority of my gifts, this would be perfect for her instead of giving in and buying something.

    Also, I love your idea of adding tags.

  • Sara

    My name is Sara. 🙂
    I’ve been knitting for five years now. My mom taught me one day.
    I’d like to give my mom the hat, as she loves hats and the yarn is her favorite color!

  • Judy

    My name is Judy
    I began knitting 50 years ago. Been knitting hit and miss since then. And crocheting. And quilting. And…and…and
    I would wear this hat myself!!!!

  • Marissa

    My name is Marissa, I’ve been knitting for about 4 years, and just taught myself to crochet this year.
    I LOOOOOVE hats! And since it’s almost winter here in chilly Atlantic Canada…and since this purple matches my winter coat PERFECTLY….i may just keep it for myself if I win! (Although I love this yarn, and it’s available at my local Cricket Cove yarn shop, so if I win, I see myself making this in multiple colour for multiple lovely ladies in my life!

  • Shahla

    Hi, my name is Shahla (pronounced shay-lah). I’ve been knitting for three years now, but I haven’t attempted a hat yet. I’d love to knit one as a gift for my older sister to get her through another nippy New England winter.

  • Anna-Marie

    Hello, my name is Anna-Marie. I have been knitting for at least 8 years now. I would give this hat to my best friend, who I don’t get to visit nearly as much as I would like.

  • Ashley

    HI! My name is Ashley and I’ve been knitting for about five years now. I would definitely knit the beret for my younger sister. I was actually just trolling around looking for a good hat pattern to make her for Christmas yesterday. I’m also hoping to make most of the gifts I give this year. I just started creating last week, so we’ll see how it goes.

  • Brandi miller

    Name: Brandi
    Years of knitting: on and off for 13 years(since I was 10) but for the last 3 years it’s been pretty much and everyday occurance lol
    Who will the hat be given to: my husband 🙂 he’s my biggest fan

  • Sarah F

    Hi, my name is Sarah. I’ve been knitting for a bout three years with a group of friends. I would give my hat to my friend Pamela who has been having a really rubbish time in work recently, and who got shouted at by a mean drunk guy in Starbucks last week.

  • Candice

    Love this post and I’m already knitting things for Christmas this year, but this would be a lovely addition.

    Name: Candice
    Years Knitting: About 10.
    Who the hat will be given to: My Mom. If the yarn is the color pictured, it’d match perfectly with her wardrobe.

  • Rebel

    Hi my name is Rebel. I leaned to crochet from one grandmother and I learned to knit from the other grandmother. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to learn such a rewarding hobby while I was young. I made my husband a knitted scarf with a chain/braid down the center. It was so rewarding even though I had to pull it out many times because I made mistakes.
    I would love to knit a hat for my son next.

  • Melissa

    Years Knitting: 40 + sounds so old !!
    Who the hat will be given to: daughters
    YOU are beautiful and I love the patterns, yarn and your smiling spirit!

  • Jeanni

    My name is Jeanni

    I have been knitting for only a year so I am a newbie. I’m working my way up. My sister is a crocheter and I think I would give it to her when I accomplish it.

  • Julia

    My name is Julia A. I taught myself to knit 3 years ago to kill time while pumping when I went back to work after having my son. 🙂
    I would make this hat for my little sister. She move to NY (from CA). With This hat i can send her a little bit of CA warmpth during those extra cold NY winters.

  • Mary

    Hey, I’m Mary, I’ve been knitting for about 8 yeas now. Honestly, I’d probably make a bunch of these hats. They’re pretty rad, and I know quite a few people who need a cozy hat for the winter.

  • India

    Name: India
    Years knitting: 6, since Hurricane Katrina hit when I was in middle school and I had no power.
    I would give the hat to my younger sister. She and I may not have the best relationship, her being 6 years younger than me, but I do love her so very much.

  • Annie xiong

    Been knitting for 2 months now
    I hope to give it to one if my sisters and make more with the pattern for them since I have 9 sisters and one niece. (all from the same parents besides the niece lol)

  • Heather Shelton

    So much fun!

    -Heather Adriann Shelton
    -I started knitting a few weeks ago! I started crocheting about three months ago.
    -I’d make this for my 13 year old cousin, Meggie. She loves hats and is always cold.

  • Megan

    Hi Elisa, My name is Megan and I’ve been knitting for 9 years.

    I’m moving to Minnesota this winter, so I would love to knit this cozy warm hat for myself, but I would also make one for my sister who already lives there.

  • Kaitlin

    Hi, I’m Kaitlin 🙂 I’ve been knitting for 2 years. I LOVE that yarn… And that pattern is so lovely that I’ll probably give the hat to myself… and then make another one for my sister 🙂

  • Nan

    Hello, my name is Nan and I am new to giveaways also but was intrigued enough to try. I have been knitting for 4 years but the first three were slow due to a busy schedule, so I still have a lot to learn. I am trying to make my gifts this year also and have a lot of spare time. So, I thought your beret would be perfect for my neice. Thank you

  • Jennifer

    I just finished a hat in MadelineTosh and now I don’t want to knit with anything else now, such a treat!

    1. Jen
    2. 6 1/2 years
    3. Sadly I’d probably keep this hat for myself, I have a terrible hat addiction.

  • Kristen

    Hello! My name is Kristen and I have been knitting for just about a month now. I’d love to knit this beret for my sister-in-law. She is obsessed with purple and just asked me to knit her a beret! Could it be a sign? 🙂

  • Rachael

    Hi I’m Rachael. I’ve been knitting off and on for about four years now but I love to knit and even though I’m not the best knitter, I really hope this hat comes out well.
    I would make this hat for my friend who loves wearing knitted hats. She has been going through some hard times after her mother was diagnosed breast cancer so I’m really hoping this hat makes her smile just a little

  • Nora

    Name: Nora
    I’ve only been knitting for a year i also know how to crochet but i taught myself how to knit and crochet reading books.
    I would probably make the hat for myself since im moving in the dorms at my college in two months and its freezing where my college is, so you can never have to many hats!

  • Annie

    Name: Annie
    I’ve been knitting since my grandmother came to america and all i could do were cast ons. 6 years ago, my friends and I learned how to knit during our free period in high school and from that, the entire school went knitting crazy! (i went to a small, all-girls school) I really wanted to knit a hat for my pen pal in portugal! I don’t know how cold it gets there but I planned on knitting him a scarf but a matching hat wouldn’t hurt 🙂

  • Kara

    First Name: Kara
    Years Knitting: I learned when I was probably 8 (20 years ago), but have just recently picked it up again last fall.
    Who the hat will be given to (you may give it to yourself): Since I just moved to Arizona from Maine, I’ll probably make it for one of my friends there since I don’t have much need for one anymore.

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