My team this year is Hats for Sailors, a group that knits hats for selected ships each year.
And my goal? One hat per day!
So far, I'm keeping up -- but it's only the fourth day of the Games!
Hats for Sailors requires hats knit of 100% washable wool. I rarely use washable wool, so I had to add to my collection (such a hardship).
Hat #1 is knit in Boise State University Broncos colors, because that's the only washable wool I had on Sunday. This hat is really true Broncos colors, royal blue and bright orange, even though it doesn't look like those colors in this photo.
Hat #2 is knit in light blue and yellow. to celebrate the cyclist from Kazakhstan who won the mens Road Race. This one is a little more true to color:
Hat #3 celebrates the men's archery team, whose jackets are this pretty brown color. I love that the US teams' uniforms are not just red, white, and blue!
All my hats so far are knit from Cascade 220 Superwash, using the 7 8 9 Hat pattern from Ravelry on size 7 needles. Hat #3 is modified with a twisted rib and peerie stitch pattern from Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, issue Holiday 2010.
Hat #4 is underway -- come back later in the week to see how it turns out, and cheer me on!
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