Knitted Santa Hats & Elves Hats
These cute little Santa and Elves Hats make a different brooch / pin to wear this Christmas. Hand knitted in Acrylic yarn, with a white trim. This trim can be an eyelash yarn to give a fluffy appearance. Knitted Santa Hats & Elves make a fabulous gift to either wear or be a decoration on a Christmas Tree
The Christmas bauble comes with an obscure history. Thought to have originated in 16th century Germany, the first ornaments were nothing like what we know today.
Although we have “Christmas” trees, it used to be the decorative evergreen long pre-dates the celebration of Christmas. Evidence suggests that the practice of adorning the home with evergreen boughs during the winter solstice dates as far back as the ancient Egyptians. The comforting presence of evergreen life offered hope during winter’s cold days and long nights, serving a similar purpose in the various pagan winter solstice rituals of the Druids, Romans, and Vikings.
The ‘modern’ Christmas tree tradition is thought to have originated in 16th century Germany, where small evergreen trees were decorated with the likes of candles, apples, nuts, and berries as “Paradise trees” in church plays. Over time, devout Christians integrated these decorated trees into their homes during the holiday season. The tradition, which became a Christian ritual, began to spread across Europe.
Taught to knit and crochet in the 1960′s by my grandmother. In later years I worked as a freelance designer for various London houses.
I have returned to my passion of using vintage and retro jewellery within my textiles. I love to up-cycle, creating modern or Vintage Style.