Whatever would we do without Netflix? Well, we certainly wouldn’t be introducing our children to old episodes of The Monkees. And by extension, I most definitely would not be knitting a green wool hat with a pom-pom on top for my older son.
But, we do have Netflix, and we have been renting The Monkees, and Aidan did ask me to make him a Mike Nesmith hat. And, really, who am I to say no to such a request? It’s not like these boys are clamoring for handmade goodies from their mother all that often these days…
- Pattern: improvised k1 p1 rib with a double-strand of yarn
- Loom: 36-peg Green Knifty Knitter
- Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Color #1918
It’s not perfect – if I had it to do again, I would probably use a bulkier wool, and I would move up to the larger yellow loom, so that I didn’t have to stretch the hat too much when blocking it.
Still, he likes it, which is what counts. Now he’s asking for a red shirt with white buttons on the front to complete the look. If I dig out my old guitar from the basement, it could be a Halloween costume. And as long as we’re thinking ahead, I suspect this belongs under the Christmas tree this year. It’s funny the things kids get interested in, isn’t it?
I came across this fun little video while researching the hat. Thought you might enjoy it. Happy Friday!