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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hat and Mitten Advent calendar

Have you noticed that everyone is making creative advent calendars?  I've seen so many creative ideas on pinterest.  This summer my friend Mary and I decided to knit a hat and mitten advent calendar for our friend Peggy.  You can find the pattern here... http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/adventskalendar
If you are a knitter, we should be friends on ravelry.  My user name is jennicanknit!
I made 2 sets of these for my nieces and nephews last year.  They are fun little take along projects.  Time consuming, but a fun way to use up some of your stash.

Mary and I knitted the set for a friend who is always making gifts for other people.  She is a regular reader of my blog too... we already gave it to her so I'm not ruining the surprise.  The rest of our book club brought small gifts to put in the mittens.  

The mittens are hung onto a thick Martha Stewart yarn with clothespins.  I embellished the clothespins with scrapbook paper and bingo markers.

We used lots of bright colors for this project.  Peggy loved it.  Are you making anything amazing for Christmas?  Next week I'm going to be starting a series of 15 handmade gifts.  Happy crafting!


  1. So crazy jealous of your talent - I have always loved those in the catalogs, but they are so expensive! So well done and your blog is adorable!

  2. So cute! I love the colors you chose! What a blessed friend you have :) xoxo

  3. This is too cute! Reminds me of a favorite children's book Too Many Mittens!

  4. I absolutely LOVE my Hat and Mitten Advent Calendar!!!! I know it took a long time to make and I was so touched that you gave it as a gift, Jenni. You are so generous and so thoughtful and so kind and I am so blessed to know you. Thank you for indulging me as you do.

  5. These are adorable, thanks for sharing.