Star Power Update

It’s such a challenge to make a gift for someone that they’ll actually like! What style, fiber, or colors do they prefer? Being so far behind on my holiday gift list, I found myself crocheting the present in front of the recipient (who didn’t realize it was for her, of course).

Tapestry crocheting an alpaca Star Hat.

As I crocheted, I began to think that since the gift wasn’t finished on time anyway, I might as well ask Betty if she would like a hat like the one I made for Ilsy (who, as promised, managed to act very surprised when she opened the present in front of the family).

Ilsy loves her
Star Hat!

When Betty said, “Yes”, I asked her to to pick out the colors. After careful consideration, she chose black and brown Inca Alpaca. Fortunately, I was able to finish the hat before they flew home.

Betty really likes her Star Hat, too!

So, what’s the lesson here? To increase the odds that a present will be liked – and maybe even loved – ask if they would like to receive the proposed gift, then let them pick out the colors!

I hope you’re enjoying the holidays and that you’ll have a healthy and happy new year!

One Response to “Star Power Update”

  1. Jackie says:

    Very good idea. And I must say the hat too.

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