My dad wanted a new hat this year, so I crocheted him a nice warm one!
I used Nancy Smith's "Reversible Strands" pattern from Ravelry. It's a lovely, simple pattern that uses a ribbing technique that adds just enough stretch and character. I made my dad a hat with straight ribs and I made myself a hat with spiraling ribs!
With my sister off at college it's hard to think of good things that I can make her. Since she is quite the extroverted, life-of-the-party type (unlike the introverted, stay-home-and-sew type like me) we decided to get her a restaurant gift card so that she can go out with some friends. But instead of just putting the card in a boring envelope, I made her a fun zippered pouch.
I used the same tutorial by kelbysews as I did for my other sister's graduation gift. This time I decided to use different fabric for each side to mix it up a little.