Fall is chill knitting and crafting time for me – not a whole lot on the docket except for a few presents here and there, but mostly of the crafting variety. In years past I’ve stopped knitting during this time completely to rest my wrists. This year I’m just taking it super easy. I’ve got a couple knitting projects in the works, nothing too crazy, and one of those projects was a hat for my friend and coworker Paul!
You may immediately be thinking, ‘What the hell is a grown man doing wanting a purple kitty hat?’ WELL, his wife is a huge Northwestern Wildcats fan, and Paul felt left out when they went to events without a silly purple something to make him fit in with all the super enthusiastic fans around him. So we got to talking and I found Kitty Schmidt’s Kittyville hat pattern, ordered some Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Eggplant and White, and went to town.
Paul’s head clocked in at about 23″ around, so with a little math I figured out that the hat as written would come out a little small, so I added one crown decrease repeat of 12 stitches, and it turned out perfectly. A couple white pom poms at the bottom of the ear flaps and I had myself a very festive hat! And Paul could not have been happier about the result! He and his wife have apparently been fighting over it, and I got a huge bag of freshly baked cookies as payment. Pretty perfect, right?!
Pattern: Official Kittyville Hat
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Eggplant and White
Needles: Size 7 24″ cirs, size 7 DPNs