Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cunning Hat Pattern



Leslie Gordon of MoreWithLes devised a way cool hat pattern, perfect for sports-minded kids.
Rather than the more usual pompom or button, she has designed a mini basketball as a topper, and given directions for adding letters. I think this would make a wonderful gift or a money raiser for a school. Can you imaging these in school colors with the name of the team?
Brilliant, I tell you!
She wrote:

Little dudes will love shooting hoops wearing this ode-to-basketball hat. It features a large bobble on top and SWISH duplicate-stitched on the front. A great stash-buster, the Jake hat delivers a big wow factor but is far less complicated than it looks! Consider making it in your favorite team colors.

Materials:

2 colors of worsted weight wool. In the example, I used Cascade 220 (navy) for the main color and Dream in Color Classy (saffron) for the contrasting color.

16” circular needles, sizes US 6 & 7 (4 & 4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge (I am a loose knitter so in the example, I used sizes US 5 & 6) and additional needles in the larger size for small-diameter knitting (DPNs, a second circular or a long Magic Loop needle).

Small amount of black embroidery floss or lightweight black yarn.

Small amount of fiberfill or scrap yarn to stuff basketball bobble.

Gauge:

5.25 stitches/inch in stockinette stitch.

Pattern is available HERE. Go buy one!!! (if you need to sign in, just search patterns for 'Jake')


3 comments:

morewithles said...

awwwwww. thanks so much. you made my day.

morewithles said...

awwwwww. thanks so much. you made my day.

Kym said...

How fun is THAT? What a cute idea!