rainy-day-knitsWhen rain has you trapped inside, it’s a great opportunity to do a one-day knitting project and use some bright colors to add some color to the gray weather. There are a wide variety of things you can make in one-day, some even with just one ball of yarn, or less. So, get your needles and a selection of your favorite bright colored yarns ready and check out these great projects.


Fast and Easy Slippers

Rainy days are often cool, too. Keep your feet warm and brighten up your day making these slippers. They take about two hours and are worked toe-up, so there’s no Kitchener stitch worry about. I love the cheerful flower decoration on the side, too! Since they’re so quick, make a few pairs. I suggest using a washable yarn so you can wear them barefoot and wash them easily.

Two-Hour Hat Pattern

Many hats work up quickly, so they can be a great choice for a rainy day, even if winter isn’t quite ready to make an appearance. I love this hat pattern because it’s so classic. Chunky wool, strips and a fluffy pompom on top. Some entertainment on a rainy day will keep you warm all winter long. And this pattern is long enough to cover your ears! You’ll need two skeins of yarn to finish this hat.

Drink Cozies

Whether you want to keep your hands dry while sipping a sweaty beer or keep your cup of coffee hot, these drink cozies are fast and fun. Use colors to support your favorite sports teams, charitable causes, or ones that just make you smile. You can make enough for your whole family on a really rainy day while enjoying a cup of tea and your favorite movie.

Lacey Headband

This is a great accessory! Even newbies to lace can handle the basic stitches needed to create this headband. It works up in less than two hours and can be worn nearly year-round to keep off a chill and dress up an outfit instead of barrettes. Try it in a variety of colors to mix and match in with your wardrobe.

 Being stuck inside on a rainy day is much more fun when you have some fast knitting projects to occupy your mind and hands. Give these a try, or let us know what other projects you recommend for a rainy day.