a beard hat and Christmas

Sorry it’s been so long!  I’ve been busy enjoying my job, Christmas shopping, and running lots of errands.  One project is at least finished: a beard hat for my friend Jamie for Christmas.

beard hatI had to show it to you while wearing it to get the full effect, haha.  The beard itself is it’s own knitted pattern, found for free here, and the hat is also a free knitted pattern, found for free here.  You can’t really recognize it in this photo but it’s the same hat pattern as one I’ve already made.  The beard is just attached to the hat with safety pins, so it can be removed and attached to other hats if desired.  The beard and hat took about a day each to make, so it was a quick gift!

I’ve enjoyed preparing for Christmas, even though there hasn’t been much to do here.  We don’t really have very many Christmas decorations as of yet, but we did buy our first tree!  Here’s Chris adding some finishing touches.

IMG_2382Some people get really stressed out during the Christmas season, but for some reason we’re managing to avoid that and stay really cheerful!  Maybe it helps that we don’t have cable so we’re not constantly watching Christmas commercials on TV, or maybe it’s the fact that we have done almost all of our shopping online, thus avoiding the overcrowded malls.  It could also be that I’m really enjoying my job and am feeling much more secure now that I’m making money, and that we’re still really happy with the new house.  The really yummy cinnamon tea I got from Target also adds some festive cheer to my mornings.  I do miss my friends back up around Charlotte, but we’ll get to see them soon, which is another cause for happiness!

I hope you are having a happy Christmas season too — I’ve seen lots of happy blog posts so I know that at least some of you are!  Hopefully it won’t be so long before my next post, but in the mean time, my very best wishes to all of you!  If you’re traveling, please stay safe!




  1. Hilary Adams says:

    Oh wow! This is fun. Thanks so much.


  2. Glad things are going well for you!


  3. So glad everything is going well for you, and that you’re managing to avoid xmas stress. Every year I tell myself I will do just that – especially since I don’t actually celebrate Christmas as such – , but somehow get caught up in stressful end-of-year times anyway. Sigh.


  4. I need to do some of these beards! That’s got to be the most amazing thing I’ve seen! 😀


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