Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Inauguration Hats

Anyone who knows me in real life knows I frown on putting your kid in clothing with any kind of political message. However, with the inaugural coming up, I figured these hats would be worn in celebration of this happy and important day. The Toddler seems to love his "Brack Omama!" hat.

For all my local peeps who commented on the hats on Ravelry, these are ridiculously easy. Just knit a hat! All the hats are Cascade 220 knit on size 8 circulars (and when you work at a yarn shop that carries all the Cascade colors, it's really easy to match the blues). My husband's is 96 stitches worked in a 2x2 rib for an inch, increased to 110 stitches, knit following the Yarn Harlot's hat rule for length*, and then decrease by 10%. Mine and The Toddler's are 88 and 80 stitches knit the same way with a roll brim and no increases. Then use the chart here to duplicate stitch the Obama logo on. I bet you could knock one out during American Idol, easily.

Here, Percy models my hat:

*Do you know about this? The length of your hat is basically the length of your hand. So knit to the base of your hand (or whoever's hat this will be) and then begin your decreases. Nifty.


Cara said...

these are cute! and really, that tip, is INVALUABLE! i have never knit a non-folding hat that fits correctly. *filing that tidbit of knowledge into the knitting section in my brain*

Sarah said...

OMG, those are fabulous! I think I need to whip one up over the weekend. (Makes note to self to check for appropriate colors of yarn ...)

DrBabyMamaDrama said...

Okay, I love these! Those are fabulous.