A Hat Fit For A …

… brother-in-law. It’s my brother-in-law’s birthday today and I was in search of a gift for him. He’s really “sporty” (triathlons, cycling and running) so a gift card to a sporting store is always good but then I remembered! My sister-in-law mentioned that this past winter he had lost the hat that I had knit for him a few Christmases ago. So, a quick search of my stash led me to the perfect yarn – Dream In Color Classy in Don’t Be Blue. It’s a superwash, 100% merino wool, worsted weight yarn and, at 250 yards per skein, there’s definitely enough for two hats! The pattern selection – a no brainer – my favorite hat pattern to knit for guys – A Hat Fit For a Boyfriend by Stephanie Nicole. You can find the pattern here.
I started knitting the hat while my daughter was at dance class on Wednesday night. I finished the hat on Thursday morning. It’s a very quick knit! Perfect for holiday gift-giving! I made several a few years back and I imagine I will be knitting a few more this holiday season.

Note: I did change the end of the pattern a little:
Row 7: K2, P2tog
And I stopped with 10 stitches left

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