I don't know about you, but as soon as it gets chilly outside, I want to figure out ways to stay warm. The thermostat goes up; I put on heavy socks; the sweaters come of the closet, and I turn up the temperature on my shower. Knitting things seems to be another favorite go to solution.
I couldn't remember how much yarn it takes to knit a hat, so I bought 2 skeins of each color. (You only need one!). So, I knitted the two hats that I planned, and then knitted three more that I hadn't planned.
I found both patterns for free on Ravelry, which is a super website for knitters. One of my knitting friends told me about the site several years ago. If you're a knitter and you haven't already learned about it, please go and check it out.
My knitting tension changes daily, since I'm not a constant knitter. The first day that I knit the hat, it was way too big. So, I changed needles and knit it a second time. Just right. My daughters tried on the hat and it was snug on them, so I used slightly larger needles when I made their hats. They seem tighter than the ones I knit for myself on smaller needles. Oh well, I'm sure they'll still fit.
So here are 3 of the hats that I finished. The 4th and 5th ones are duplicates of these.
I hope you find ways to stay warm this winter too!