Amy’s Thread: Super-Quick Gift Knitting

Are you knitting any gifts this year? Every year I promise myself I won’t this time, but every year I get a gentle nudge from a friend or family member who would really appreciate it and I end up knitting into the 11th hour of the holiday season. So what is the perfect gift?

For me, the perfect knitted gift is a hat – preferably a quick-to-knit chunky weight hat that flies off the needles. Hats are a great way to gift a little warmth to someone, they don’t require matching pieces (unlike socks or mittens) and they don’t take too much yarn either. Here is a round up of a few of my favorites from the last few seasons:

366_Hinckley-9448Hinckley, knit in Ultra Alpaca Chunky

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Janis, knit in Mojo

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Hecla, knit in Peruvia Quick


Bundle, knit in Berroco North Star

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Dermody, knit in Inca Tweed

Do you have any g0-to gift knitting project ideas? We’d all love it if you’d share in the comments below.

For more quick-knit projects, check out Berroco’s The Perfect Gift board on Pinterest.

Happy knitting!




  1. I’ve done what I call my “Holiday Gift Extravaganza” of knitting for several years now. Last year it was a dozen slouchy hats — 8 in Ultra Alpaca (for the New Englanders) and 4 in Remix (for the Californians). This year I’m using up stash to make simple garter stitch rib cowls with stockinette rolled hems — only two and an eighth to go! (couldn’t keep my eyes open quite long enough last night…)

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