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The Great Valentine's Day Gifting Debate: To Give, or Not to Give, a Handmade Hat to a Guy

By January 19, 2014

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Crocheted Hat and Scarf Set Crocheted Hat and Scarf Set- Photo Amy Solovay

If you're looking for a great gift idea for a special guy, a handmade hat could possibly be the right choice -- or not -- depending on several factors.

On the one hand, this isn't necessarily a romantic gift, but it's a more intimate choice than a store-bought gift would be. It shows him that you care enough about him to make him something.

If it's a "boyfriend" rather than a "husband" you're thinking of giving a Valentine gift to, I do recommend using caution with this idea. You have to know him well enough to

  • Know his taste in accessories


  • Be sure that he won't get weirded out by a handmade gift


  • Be sure that he won't think you're "too cheap" to just buy him something (Some people don't "get" that handmade stuff can be expensive! For real.)


  • Know that he'll take care of your handiwork

It takes a really special guy to clear all of those requirements. If there are any doubts in your mind, I'm thinking, try another gift instead. Just my opinion. What do you think? The floor is open for comments, so please feel free to offer your viewpoint.

Either way, please do help yourself to any or all of our free hat patterns for guys. Whether or not you have a S.O. in your life, hats are nice gifts to make for your dad, grandpa/s, brother/s, uncle/s, son/s, grandson/s, etc.

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