I seem to be going in reverse age order with these. Today’s quick knit is another hat, this time for Aidan. Aidan is nearly 12, a sixth grader, and he is of the opinion that when it comes to hats, “simpler is better.”
So, no cables for this one. Just simple ribbing on the brim, and easy knitting the rest of the way. He approved the pattern, and he picked the color, which is more alive with greens and blues than it appears in these photos. (I blame the ugly lighting in my family room.)
Aidan is a pleasure to knit for, because he knows how to show enthusiasm for the finished product. There was no cajoling to get him to put on the hat and pose, no pleas for him to stay still (unlike some younger brothers I could mention). He just put it on, told me he loved it (yes, loved [what a good boy]) and went back to his homework, while I got all paparazzi-like on his head.
I really have to finish making him that sweater I started back in September (oh, my! has it been that long?)…
Pattern: Seaman’s Cap
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Aguas