So, when someone asks me to make beer hats, I have to make them. Nevermind that I don’t understand the practicality. Nevermind that I have to knit them (and my knitting is sub-par on its best days). And nevermind that she wanted a dozen. I had to do it.
I knit 6 out of Simply Soft yarn (has anyone noticed that nothing made from this yarn is simple, and it is also not soft?) with a different design for each. And they were ugly, the decreases were off, and I hated them.
Time for round 2.
I used some leftover Loops & Threads Yarn Gang yarn that I bought on clearance before it was discontinued. The colors are so bright, the selection is so vast, the cotton/acrylic mix is so soft…of course it would be discontinued. I thought it was great for this project – I could make every hat a different color, which makes for great pictures. (I can say that because I didn’t take the pictures)
This time I decided to do a much simpler pattern (no cables and ribbing only on the band) and top it all off with a nice big pom-pom. I think they’re pretty great. Impractical, but great.
Photos by Erin Markan. Thanks, Erin!