Hello, faithful readers! How’s everyone’s Christmas shopping going? I still have quite a bit left to do and not a whole lot of time to do it! If you’re like me, I’m always looking for new easy and inexpensive ideas. If holiday shopping and DIY gift-making is your plan this week, I’ve got a special treat for you today!
I’m sure many of you remember the DIY Beard Hat Pattern I shared earlier this year. I made this beard hat for Daniel as a Christmas gift last year. He loved it so much, I wanted to share it with all of you, since I know I had a hard time finding the perfect pattern. I had no idea so many of you would love it too!
Knitting a beard hat for someone is a great DIY Christmas gift on its own, but if you know someone that wants to learn to knit, there’s an even better way to present this gift. A knitting kit!
I had a very sweet and talented reader contact me with this great idea. She’s a graphic designer from Spain, and she created a wonderful printed tutorial based on my beard hat pattern. She originally created it for her sister-in-law to include in a knitting kit for her, but she generously wants to share it with all of you as well!
You can download the Beard Hat Pattern tutorial here, and then simply print out the guide on standard letter sized paper. You’ll notice there are small black lines on each corner. Those are just guide lines for cutting each side, as the graphic is smaller than the paper.
She also included this handy guide on how to fold the printed tutorial.
Here’s how I followed the guide:
- With the blank side of the paper facing up, and the Knit Beard Pattern cover closest to me. Fold the cover side up. You will now have steps 7-16 facing up and upside down. This is Step 2 on the graphic.
- Fold over the right side of the tutorial, you will now have steps 3-6 facing up (upside down). This is Step 3 on the graphic. This is just to create a crease, so then you will unfold the right side of the tutorial.
- I then flipped the tutorial over, so steps 1-6 were facing up. Then following Step 4 on the graphic, I folded both the left side and right side of the tutorial to the crease I just made. You will now see the Knit Beard Pattern cover and steps 7-10 facing up.
- I then folded the right side of the tutorial back (steps 7-10). You should now be left with a little accordion booklet, with the cover facing up at you. You can flip through to make sure all the steps are in order.
This is such a great idea to include with a knitting kit, and a really easy, fast and inexpensive DIY Christmas gift!
If you’re not sure what to include in a knitting kit, you could always buy a pre-made kit. This is actually the one I got as a kid, and how I taught myself to knit. I still use a lot of the tools that came with it!
I want to say a BIG thank you to Laia for her awesome idea for a printed tutorial and knitting kit. And especially for being so kind and sharing her wonderful tutorial. Be sure to head over to her website and check out more of her work!