In an attempt to finish posting the items I knit either for Christmas or by the end of 2104 I am sharing all these today. This first photo shows a knitted slouch hat (given to a colleague for his wife) and an infinity scarf (given to a friend). The pattern for the hat is Chunky Slouch Cap by Melissa "Missa" Hills. The pattern for the scarf is a blend of two patterns: Super Duper Circle Scarf (aka. Workhorse Cowl) by Leanne Wilkinson and The Rime Frost Cowl by Ida Thue Nielsen. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for both.
This next hat is also knit using the hill country pattern but I knit it from the bottom up rather than the top down as the pattern is written. Also, the color is a deep red rather than the pinkish-red shown in this photo. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.