Our church had Super Bowl Sunday, which means a lot of people were sporting black & gold colors in one way or shape or form.
Now, I hardly know anything about football, but I still cheer for the home team. I don't own anything gold or black & gold, & I didn't want to be left out either. So, what's a gal to do?
I scoured the Internet for ideas & patterns. Tada....I give you the Wee Steeler Hat.
I proudly wore these today on my blouse to church & one on my coat. I found & used this pattern at My so called [knitting] life! It's called Wee Hats. Kym was excited to hear that I was going to use her pattern. She used sock yarn & small needles for her hats, but I used leftover worsted weight yarn from my stash, so I adapted the pattern accordingly.
I used size 7 Harmony Needles from Knit Picks, & the magic loop for knitting the hats.
I did 4 rounds of ribbing in the black, then 6 rounds of gold,, then I started the decreases for the crown. I did the decreases like this: First round: k2, k2tog. etc. Second rnd: Knit 1 round. Third rnd: k1, k2tog, etc. Fourth rnd.: K2tog, (all sts.) 10 sts remaining. Cut yarn & draw through sts. It took me about an hour to make the first hat, the one on my coat & it took about 45-mins for the second hat, the one on my blouse.
Happy Knitting and Oh Yeah...........Go Steelers!