We don’t know about you, but we’re counting down the days until it’s finally time to unplug and relax with family and friends for the holidays. However, we’re also counting down the stitches until all our holidays gifts are finished! If you’ve got a few folks left on your list, and just don’t know if you’re going to get it all done, then check out these quick holiday gifts on our list. By focusing on bulky and super bulky yarns, we’ve made sure these are projects you can definitely finish in the time before they need to be under the tree. Let us know in the comments if you have any favorite quick patterns to work up in a pinch!
Quick Holiday Gifts
Hats are always a great choice when you need a gift fast but don’t have hours to spend stitching. Here are a few of our favorite hat patterns that will work up quickly. We also recommend checking out our adorable stock of Lovafur faux fur pompoms, which can be tied onto any hat for a fun, fresh look. You can see a big selection in person at our Manhattan Studio!
- Meghan’s Hat (Knit)
- Pike Street Hat (Knit)
- Simple Hat (Knit)
- Town and Country Hat (Crochet)
- Delran Hat (Crochet)
Cowls are another great options for quick gifts. And because you can never have too much adorable winter wear, another accessory just gives someone more options to spice up their look on a cold day. They’re also lovely to wear around indoors in cold spaces or office buildings, so something stylish and hand-made is sure to spark a compliment or conversation.
- Bandera Cowl (Crochet)
- Cos Cob Cowl (Crochet)
- Leonia Cowl (Crochet)
- Cedar Hill Cowl (Knit)
- Yukon Cowl (Knit)
If you’ve never whipped up a headband before, then your crafting skill set is missing a very fast & fun option for gifting! Many folks prefer a headband if they’ve styled their hair and are trying to avoid the dreaded ‘hat hair’ that seems so inevitable on cold days.
- Boro Park Cowl & Headband (Knit)
- Headband (Knit) – substitute your favorite super bulky yarn!
- Fourth Day Earwarmer (Knit) – free Ravelry pattern!
- Winter Morning (Knit) – free Ravelry Pattern!
We’ve included a couple free Ravelry patterns on our list, but please note that you’ll need a Ravelry account to access them. Ravelry is free, so if you haven’t signed up already, give it a try and you’ll find a whole new world of amazing patterns, yarn reviews, and crafters to connect with!
Mitts or Mittens
Mitts and mittens are a very cute give, especially if you’re looking to make multiples for your team at work, or a group of friends. Once you get on a roll, there will be no stopping you! We’ve included two mitten patterns, and two patterns for mitts or ‘wristers’. You can substitute any yarn you like for a fun variety of colors. These are also a great stash-buster!
- Knit Level 3 Mittens (Knit)
- Mittens (Crochet)
- Super Quick Mitts (Knit)
- Touchdown Wristers Pattern (Crochet)
The two weeks before the holidays may not be the time to try something radically new, like sock-making, but if you have some experience, they make a fabulous gift. These are two adorable patterns, one knit and one crochet, that will make a gift your loved one is sure to treasure. And if they pull them on right away? You know you have a hit! Check out the Scrunchy, Slouchy Slipper Socks (Crochet) or our Slipper Socks (Knit) for a cozy gift idea.
We hope you’re anticipating the rest of your gift crafting to be a fun & relaxing part of your holiday preparations! Pop in a classic holiday movie, warm up a cup of hot chocolate or cider, and maybe even grab a festive treat. Just because we have big dreams for our hand-made gifts, doesn’t mean it has to be stressful to make them come true. Let us know in the comments if you have any favorite quick gift patterns, or any suggestions for keep a cool head while crafting vigorously on a deadline. Happy Holiday Crafting!