First up, a little baby santa hat to go with a Dr Seuss onesie that I found. How cute is that!
The pattern is Kathy Pasusta's Santa hat from 'Handknit Holidays'. I think this pattern is a lot of fun, and most of my family have a version of this hat. I love the book too; there are soo very many things that I'd like to make.
On the topic of gift knitting, I'm looking for advice:
I found these great gloves, and would like to make a scarf or shawl to go with them. It doesn't have to match per se... just complement.
I looked through my stash (I love purple, and just knew there would be something that worked) and sure enough one of my highly coveted Sundara sock yarns would complement the gloves beautifully. But what to make? I only have 350 yards of the purple. And I also have some espresso brown Koigu, if needed, to add to the project.
One thought is the stained glass scarf (ravelry link), also from Holiday Knits, and maybe modifying to add a few cables? Too boring?
Or maybe something like 'through the loops' version of the silk kerchief?