Today's fantasy knitting is Folklore by Faye Kennington.
This is a really sweet colorwork hat that is a little bit traditional and a little bit modern. Its folksy motif is updated with a cool color palette and a slouchy fit. I think this is the perfect cheery hat for a hike in the woods or a play date in the snow.
If you have way to much holiday knitting to tackle a stranded project right now, I would suggest Faye's 2 Hour Smocked Toque. This hat is knit in a super bulky yarn, so even though the stitch pattern looks complicated, it is sure to be a quick knit. Who doesn't have time for a two hour project? In fact, she says that it can be completed in as little as one hour for a fast knitter. This is beginning to sound like a challenge. Now, I'm not sure if I would be considered a fast knitter, but I am shooting for 55 minutes.
You can find the rest of Faye's Gift-A-Long sale patterns on Ravelry. I am especially excited about a pretty little scarf called Waverleaf and an interesting cowl called Whitefish Ripples, be sure to check them out too.