I made my goal!
One hat per day, each of the 16 days of the 30th Olympiad!
The last hat photo I posted was #6, so here are the remaining 10:
Deb Buckingham, let me test-knit the Christine Hat. I think I would make it a little longer before beginning the decreases, but this Cascade 128 Superwash is a wonderful "blueberry" color.
Jennifer Head Hugger hat. This pattern has already been published at Knit Picks -- a smart knitter would have noticed it requires worsted weight yarn rather than bulky. But it really fits well in spite of that!
Royale Hare that I picked up at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival in Tacoma. When I bought it, I was thinking of knitting socks with a flame design -- but it makes a better hat, doncha think?
Hat #16 is my magnum opus -- I knit the ribbing with leftover Valley Yarns Superwash, using the 789 Hat pattern from Ravelry. Then I knit two rows of each yarn (with a few variations) I used on the previous 15 hats. The decreases are the same as Hat #15, Mr. Tom's Beanie. I am tempted to keep this one myself, to remember my Olympic Knitting accomplishment!
Here are all 16 hats on display:
These hats are designated for sailors on either the USS Decatur or the USS Higgins as part of the 2012 Hats for Sailors project. Details are on the Hats for Sailors website, here.
If you are on Ravelry, you can see the details of all 16 Hats for Sailors at my Ravelry page here.
Quilting continues next week!
I think we should have a giveaway to celebrate the Ravellenic games, don't you? How about something from my visit with Anna Maria Horner?
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