Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Just Because" Gift Idea: A Post by Nico Jaye!

 JUST BECAUSE Gift Idea: A Post by Nico Jaye

On days when I don't want to do much or when reading or writing just don't hold much appeal (yes, they exist – shocking, I know!), I plop in front of the TV with a movie and some yarn. Recently I discovered a new (and super easy) pattern, and a couple days later, I had a couple of new hats. Yay!

Here's the new hat that I made for Nico:

[Note from Penny: OH MY GOD! THIS IS ADORABLE!]

And here's the pattern I used to make it:

For my own hat, I used super chunky yarn (Hometown USA by Lion Brand, to be precise) in neon pink.

[Note from Penny: SQUEEEEE! Matching Hats! I LOVE IT!]

Homemade gifts are pretty nifty, and they're super budget friendly, too. You can give your homemade gift a professional touch by attaching custom name tags that say "Created by" or "Handmade by," which you can whip up on your computer or order online.

This eBay store has a bajillion stamp designs that you can customize. I've had my eye on this design for a while:

The cold days don't seem to be letting go, so maybe this little hat might help keep one of your loved ones (furry or otherwise) warm and toasty! =)


From Penny: That is the CUTEST THING EVER! I wonder if Lucy and I could wear matching sweaters? Hmmm....

Thanks, Nico, for this great post!