Thursday, November 13, 2008

Another new hat

Rykert doesn't wear baseball hats. Other than a floppy sun protecting hat worn when skiing and mowing the lawn, he doesn't wear hats during the warm months. But when cooler weather hits (earlier for him than the rest of us), he pretty much wears a hat constantly.

One of my early knitting attempts was a hat for him. It was a poor choice of yarn and didn't work out. But last year he got a Seaman's Cap, and has worn it regularly ever since (and actually, unbelievably did not lose it). So I made him another, this time machine washable.

seaman's cap 01

Pattern: Seaman's Cap (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash purchased at Crazy Girl Coralville
Needles: US 8

I highly recommend this pattern if you are looking for a warm, basic, plain hat. This has a really nice and comfortable shape and it is extra warm around the ears thanks to the cuff. For a basic hat, use this pattern. I knit the largest size for Rykert and it also fits me comfortably (though I could easily go down a size or two). I'm hoping that I can knit all my lone balls of yarn into these hats for donation this winter.

This was supposed to be a Christmas present. But it seems a bit absurd to let him try it on (to make sure it fits) and then take it away and wrap it up. So, he gets it now.

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Rykert said...

that doesn't look like my head

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