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Saturday, July 19, 2008

School Colors Knit Hat Collection

We are finally home from our wonderfully relaxing vacation in New Hampshire and I now have access to All My Stuff so I can share with you more information about the School Colors Knit Hat that my daughter has been busily knitting for her band friends and her savings account.

This is the cover of the pattern booklet that has the hat pattern that Elizabeth is using for the band hats. You can see that the hat on the cover has a turned up cuff, and quite a large one at that. I guess kids don't like cuffs on their hats these days!

You can also notice by the price, if not by the style, that this booklet is pretty old. In fact it has a copyright date of 1977! It belonged to my mother-in-law who used the same pattern to knit me a hat and scarf which I still use. Then I used it to knit a hat and scarf out of leftover primary color yarns for Elizabeth when she was little which she still uses. Now the pattern booklet is mine and Elizabeth has updated the pattern to suit her taste and that of her friends. It is by far the warmest hat and scarf pattern I have ever made.

I am not sure what the copyright laws say about reproducing patterns and such, so until I find out if I can legally include the pattern here for you to use, I will just have to say that it is a pretty simple knit 2/purl 2 rib pattern where you knit into the back loop of the stitch instead of the front. If I find out that I won't be breaking any laws by reproducing the whole pattern here, I will certainly share it with you.

Here is the collection of hats that Elizabeth has made so far this summer. As you can see, she makes the color pattern of each hat a little bit different so that no two kids have the same hat. That makes it fun for them to pick out one they like and know that it is one-of-a-kind. I'd say that's a pretty good bargain for $10!

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