As I always have a hard time finding Christmas gifts for my parents, this year I decided to knit them toques, so they would be well equipped for their next visit here in Canada. My mom got some Norwegian snowflakes, similar to the ones I chose for Paul and Timo, and I even managed to finish her toque about a week before Christmas. I had some small hopes that it would still arrive in Germany in time, but it didn’t get there until yesterday…
In the meantime, my Dad’s toque was also finished. As I didn’t want to make them run around in partner look, he got some black and green zigzags.
I hope they like their new toques and don’t mind the little delay! 😉
We have had our first snow here in Ottawa two days ago… It has still been mild and fortunately, the rain washed it all away quickly, but it was enough to make me decide to knit a little winter toque while waiting for the new family member.
In order to figure out a design, I looked at my yarn stash and the toques that I made last year… and almost immediately decided to make one to match Daddy’s grey and green snowflake toque. So here it is – I just finished it! 🙂
I could only fit a small part of the snowflake pattern into the newborn dimensions, but I think it still looks really nice. And of course, I had to scale Daddy’s massive pompom down quite a bit!
So little monster, we’re ready, please don’t make us wait too much longer! 😉
UPDATE (5 Nov 2016):
The toque has been worn for the first time yesterday! And I think it did a great job keeping a pair of tiny little ears nice and warm. 🙂 It was not a real winter day yet, but the wind was quite cool, and at least I now know that it fits and that we are ready for the real frost!