This past Christmas, my dad asked me to knit him a hat and scarf. He was very surprised when I delivered. Since Friday is the first day of spring, I thought I better post it before it got any warmer.
Most of the hats I have knitted up to this point have been for females. So I first had to find a pattern that was masculine enough for my dad. I found a free pattern on the Yarnspirations website.
I began with the scarf. It was a simple 2×2 rib. It took me longer than anticipated to knit the scarf, and I used 375 yards of Red Heart Super Saver yarn. It was tedious and long. For the record my dad is 6’3″, so a short scarf was not an option.
Next came the hat. I did not realize until I went to knit the hat that it was written to be knit flat and then seamed. I hate having to seam pieces so I adjusted the pattern to knit it in the round. I decreased the cast on from 106 to 104 and joined them in the round. The finished hat is wonderful. The brim is folded up in the picture, but can be folded down on extra cold and windy days.
My dad loves his hat and scarf.
P.S. A special thanks to my hubby for modeling the hat and scarf for me. My dad does not know about the blog so I dare not post his picture here.