The Poncho & Bunny Hat intended for my 9 month old niece. Poncho is from Holiday Knits and Bunny Hat is from Itty Bitty Hats (if you have any babies in your life, BUY THIS BOOK!) Yarn is CottonEase (discontinued colors.) I wanted to use a little of the green yarn in the hat. I tried I-cord (too fat); I tried simple yarn bow (too skinny); finally settled on a simple crochet chain stitch. I debated embroidering a face on but opted to keep it simple. I also didn't embellish with a pom pom tail for safety reasons.
I don't recall where I got the pattern for the hat. It is made from some leftover wool yarn I had and a pattern that is a simple hat with basketweave brim. It will go to my brother along with the hat I made for my SIL for their daily walks.
And some food gifts:
The Hawaiian vodka I mentioned a few weeks ago. I wanted to embellish with some little pineapples but couldn't find any at Michael's so i opted for a tropical looking flower. The bottles will go to two of my friends along with the martini apron I made recently and a martini glass ornament.
60 Mini pretzels
60 Rolos (unwrapped)
60 pecan halves
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Place 30 pretzels on the first sheet. Place a Rolo on each pretzel (center each). Bake for 4 minutes at 250 degrees (or a little less). Remove from oven and press a pecan half into each Rolo, until it spreads. Let cool for 15 minutes, and then set in the refrigerator to set up.
Store in a sealed container.
Makes 5 dozen
All I have left to do is make two little polar fleece capelets for a pair of one-year old twins. I was unexpectedly invited to their house later today so my son and I made a quick trip to JoAnn's for the fabric and trim and this pattern ought to do it!