i'm a member of a local choir and we currently have two african exchange members staying with us for the next few months! i really want to knit them both something that will not only help keep them warm in the still freezing cold winter that edmonton is having, but also to stand as a reminder for the time they spent here with us.
my idea was to knit them each an earflap hat out of a cream tweedy colour, with brown edging detail and, here's the tough part, a kokopelli figure on the front.
i've never done any colour work other than easy stripes before and have no idea how to go about making/finding a chart. i'm totally willing to learn though, as i think these hats will be the best gifts ever!
if anyone has any suggestions on how to go about this, what yarns to use, where to find a chart, easy pattern i can base the hat off of, it'd be more than awesome!