Sunday, March 6, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Today I thought I'd share one of the Christmas presents I made this year.  I wanted to make my little brother, Steve, a hat to wear at the University of Minnesota, where he is studying journalism. Here he is modeling the finished product!

This is my own pattern. The "M" is duplicate stitched on after the hat was completed. I charted it myself, using the Minnesota logo as a template. As you can see, the Minnesota M is a little stretched and slanted. 

He loved it, and as far as I know, he's only misplaced it once! (Paul recovered it from the movie theater in Davenport. Lucky for Steve or it would have been the last knitted hat he'd ever receive!)

I used Lion Brand Alpine Wool, which is a roving type yarn that is super warm. It was really hard to find Minnesota colors! He requested the pompom on top. And he just texted this Friday that a girl in his Anthro Lab complimented him on it :)

As for 'Olive', the neckline is completely bound off, all ends woven in, and the body stitches have been picked up!

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