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.


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.


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')


Anonymous said...

awwwwww. thanks so much. you made my day.

Anonymous said...

awwwwww. thanks so much. you made my day.

Kym said...

How fun is THAT? What a cute idea!