Friday, February 19, 2010

Opening Ceremony Team USA Knit Hat

When I saw the opening ceremonies on 2/12 for the winter games, and noticed team USA kool RL hat, I had to get it. Turns out its sold out. Too bad RL, you could have sold millions! But- someone on Ravelry charted a similar item!! Need I say more?????
Mods: made the hat shorter, and the decreases faster (Olympics, right?) still a bit too big. Perhaps if I shrink it a bit? Also, using alpaca for the white color, (which was just a bit thinner than the cascade 220,) was not great, cause it changed the tension. VoilĂ ! Ready for the slops of NYC!
Pattern: Olympic Reindeer Hat by Helena Bristow (Ravelry link)
Yarns: Cascade Yarns Eco Alpaca, Cascade Yarns 220 Wool, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Addi circ, 16" US 6
GO Team USA!
An official groupie of team USA!
Team USA Hat front


knitinsage said...

love it!!!

good job!

Susie said...

Love this hat! My husband wanted one and I offered to knit him one but neither he, nor I, think my abilities are up to it just yet. Yours is just perfect!

Judy said...

Hi are you on Ravelry? I love your blog!! My name on ravelry is smiledr710

KnitNana said...

Must knit that - yours is GORGEOUS!!!

gail said...

You are fast! I printed the pattern, but never got it onto the needles!! and now, spring is on its way.