These adorable christmas tree ornaments were my inspiration for today's ornament, how cute are they! Since this was one of the first ornaments I'd made I hadn't been to the store for any fun yarn colors and I thought my kids would identify with a green tree most so went with that. I may make some stripy bright ones another year as friend gifts!
I used size three needles and this yarn. I didn't alter the pattern except to cast on 16 stitches (instead of 18 in the pattern) to make the tree just a little bit smaller (final size was about 3" high). The little beads came from a bracelet that my daughter fortuitously snapped right when I was knitting this and while I promised to try and fix it for her I really stole the beads and threw the rest away - scandalous I know, don't tell her!! (she hasn't asked what happened to her bracelet yet!).