Friday, December 23, 2011


So what do you do when you need a quick gift? I’m reminded at this time of year that hats can be a great answer to this problem.


I needed a Christmas gift for Jeff, my trainer. Last year, he got a hat and knucks. This year, I grabbed a new-to-Bloomin yarn and a pattern I’d knit a few years ago as a shop sample and was off to the races on Saturday night.


This is a reasonably close approximation of one of the NFL sideline hats from a couple seasons ago. It’s a free Cascade pattern and it knit up (for me) in less than 24 hours. I consider that a massive win.


The Simpliworsted yarn is very nice to knit with, and will be machine washable. The colorwork pattern is just 12 rows, quick to knit, and a very suitable first-fair-isle project as far as I’m concerned. Once again, the hat was well-received, and another Christmas gift is off to its new home. Success!


Steelers Hat

Pattern: Pittsburgh Steelers Hat by Lorna Miser (free pattern from Cascade)
Yarn: Simpliworsted (HiKoo by Skacel Collection)
Color: Black, Gold Crest
Quantity: Most of the skein of black, less than half of the gold skein
Needles: US 8/5.0mm KA Switch 16” needles
Started: 17 December 2011
Finished: 18 December 2011
Mods: Did a final round of K2TOG at the end before closing the top of the hat.

1 comment:

floribunda said...

Love this one! I've been madly knitting hats and mitts, too...