Are you going to give a bottle of cheer to someone this holiday season?
I plan to give several and wanted to do something a bit different to spice it up a bit. So yesterday I sat down and knit this fun Santa Hat and Scarf to adorn the bottles. I think this is so festive and the best thing is that it just takes a bit of scrap yarns and a few minutes (ok... maybe an hour or so) to knit up quick.
I used DK weight yarn and size 6 double pointed needles and worked in the round for the hat.
Cast on 6 stitches on 3 needles and work 5-6 rounds of white (just knit stitches)
Change to red and knit another 6-8 rounds (depending on how long you want the hat)
Next Round: K 3, K2tog, K1 on each DBL pointed needle (decreasing 1 stitch on each needle)
Knit 2 Rounds
Next Round: K3, K2tog on each DBL pointed needle (decreasing 1 stitch on each needle)
Knit 2 Rounds
Next Round: K2, K2tog on each DBL pointed needle (decreasing 1 stitch on each needle)
Knit 1 Round
Next Round: K1, K2tog on each DBL pointed needle (decreasing 1 stitch on each needle)
It is at this point that I moved all stitches to one needle and did a few rounds of I-cord.
Make a tiny white pompom for the end or sew on a small jingle bell for even more fun!
Let the white rim roll to give it the appearance of fluf.
For the scarf, I just did a 5 stitch I cord in red about 20 inches long and added a white tossel to each end.
I hope you have fun making some of these wine bottle toppers!
Until next week ~ Keep your needles clicking!