In Denmark we have pixies rather than elves helping for Christmas. However, pixies are not always all that helpful, they also do cheeky things like turning milk blue in cartons in the fridge or messing up all the shoes in the hall.
A pixie is something along the lines of a Leprechaun, they are about all year round but are most noticeable in the month of December and Christmas. Yesterday I made this hat for channelling my inner Irish Leprechaun come Danish pixie as I made a pixie
hat in green, naturally! And blue…
I like the month of December, I like all the cosy aspects of Christmas. The tree, the lights, the darkness, the food, the home baking and not least the ‘home-making ‘. I personally turn into a right Christmas Elf and this year I am making hats galore, I’m making hats for people and hats for coffee and tea pots too. I will have photos of them later in the week as they are all going to be on my stall for the Christmas Spirit Fair at the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely on Sunday 11th. But for now, I will put on my new pixie hat and wear it for the rest of the month until Christmas… And then I better get going with the hook for Sunday!
Note: The hat is worked in the cheerfully coloured Lett Lopi and soft Bouclé Mohair from Cushendale Woolen Mills.
You can read more about the Scandinavian ‘nisse’ (pixie) here.