This hat was made using a pattern by Kristine Byrnes and the pattern I found on the Seamen’s Church Institute website.
Volunteer knitters from around the country (USA) knit garments as symbols of SCI’s mission of hospitality. Each year, SCI distributes these warming gifts to mariners far away from home.
I was not knitting at this stage for the seamen but for my son who does a fair bit of cycling and lives in Canberra where the weather can be very cold. I thought this hat would be good for him. The headband is knitted side to side and provides a double layer to keep the ears warm. I have knitted two as the pattern is very easy and produces an excellent finished product.
I will be making a few more of these as I have several spare balls of 8 ply wool and the hat only requires two 50 g balls.
There are other patterns available for free on the Seamen’s website if you follow this link and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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A hat for a good cause. Good on you.
That looks very cosy.