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.
Jim was my reluctant model…..
Front view to show the white stripe down the center
The black circle is to simulate the hole on the side of the helmet
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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