Wednesday, December 12, 2012

“Helmet” Knitted Hats

Last summer while we were in South Fork, Colorado, I knitted a little cap and booties for the new baby of the managers of Wolf Creek Ranch and Ski Lodge, Jennifer and Mike.  They are both HUGE fans of Alabama’s Crimson Tide football team and Mike asked me if I would knit a cap that looked like a football helmet in Alabama’s colors.  Huh???? Knit a football helmet???  OK !! 

I started looking for a pattern with earflaps to more closely resemble a helmet.  I actually found two different patterns so I also made a hat for John, Mike’s friend who works with them, who is also from Alabama.

Here is the results
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Jim was my reluctant model…..

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Front view to show the white stripe down the center
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The black circle is to simulate the hole on the side of the helmet
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I wanted to hurry up and finish knitting the hats before January because Alabama will be in the next national championships.  If Alabama wins I would have to change the “14” to “15” LOL!!!

Tomorrow I’ll get the hats mailed out and on their way to South Fork….hopefully there will be enough snow on Wolf Creek Pass so Mike and John can wear their hats on the ski slopes.  Enjoy…..

Remember, you are loved.
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7 comments:

  1. Really cute hats. You are very creative.

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  2. I tried something like this once but I ended up with a potholder.

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  3. Love it!!! Jim looks so happy to be your model. Great hats.

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  4. Love the hats! Jim is such a great model!!! Now he can get a job as hat model. LOL

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  5. butterbean carpenterDecember 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    HOWDY B&J, & FOLKS AT SOUTH FORK, CO

    JUST REMEMBER WHO BEAT ALALADAMNBAMA THIS YEAR

    TEXAS A&M AGGIES!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. butterbean carpenterDecember 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Howdy B&J,

    If you think some people tow their trailers tooo fast, WATCH THIS!!! IT'LL MAKE Janna's Mike look like a turtle!!!!

    http://youtu.be/_E0LYU0AYG8

    Just remember y'all R 2!!!

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  7. Finally catching up with your blog on my new laptop. I too came up with a pattern for crocheted team helmets for the babies and toddlers in my life just before Christmas and am actually selling them! Then I adapted the pattern so that all of my sons and one of the girls got their own for Christmas.

    Great minds think alike. LOL

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