I'm really glad we have the time this weekend to visit and be a part of the party. We don't get to see her very often. A lot of the time she's is working when the family gets together, so it's neat this can happen especially for her.
Having made the decision on Thursday night that we'd be able to attend, I set to work whipping up a quick birthday gift. S is definitely a knit-worthy relative. She's really laid-back and fun to be around and a hand knit seemed to be just what was in order. And since I wasn't sure what everyone was doing as far as gifts or cards, I felt something small, but fun would be perfect.
I first considered fingerless mitts. I love them so much and it seemed like something she might wear, but in the end I wasn't completely sure. I wasn't up for making mittens or gloves. A scarf or shawlette would be pretty, but I wouldn't have the time. So I settled on a hat.
I went to my trusty favorites on Ravelry and started working my way through all the pages of hats I've faved over the last year and a half. There were a lot. I settled on Knotted Cap. I wanted a hat that was more than just stockinette stitch - I wanted it to have some visual interest to it. Cables seemed like a better option than ribbing. But I also didn't want cables that were so complicated I would never get the hat done in time.