Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 382 – Team Colors Ribbed Hat

When my son needed a hat this winter, I thought I was going to have to knit an orange one, like the store bought one that, to my chagrin, he had been wearing constantly. But when I asked his favorite colors, he chose blue and red. I decided I wanted to make him a striped ribbed hat, playing with stripes that would look good on the wrong side, and trying a different way to decrease in rib.

Given the time we spend in the Maine mountains, the turned up brim was a requirement. And here in New England, blue and red had to be a Patriot's hat (or black and gold for the Bruins). So I played with various stripe patterns, asking everyone I knew what they thought of this or that version of the stripes. I even struck up a conversation with a man at the coffee shop who was wearing an old Patriot hat and learned about his knitting Nova Scotian grandmother. My son loves his Patriot's hat and I haven't seen that horrid orange one on him since.

I think Liberty Wool is perfect for this hat, because knitters will enjoy giving their favorite sports fans a chance to choose their own colors and stripe patterns, while knowing a trip through the washing machine won't ruin all their work.


–Edith Murphy

View Edith’s designs on Ravelry

(file size: 623 KB; published February 17, 2015)

The Yarn

Liberty Wool
100% Washable Wool

Liberty Wool is a super-soft, washable wool available in solid and printed colors. This yarn's balanced twist will make all stitch combinations pop! With all the great qualities of wool and the ease of machine washability, Liberty Wool knits at a gauge that suits many designs and is ideal for pieces knit for babies and children.

More Liberty Wool projects to keep you warm!

Liberty Wool is not only soft and warm but its machine washability makes it the perfect choice for hardworking winter accessories. Click the images below to learn more about the designs and where to find them.


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