When Zach asks for a hat, I generally stop everything and knit one.
This is my second attempt at his headphone hat.
It is far from perfect.
I will be trying again, in the coming weeks with better yarn and the realization that good knitters rip a lot, as Karen R. Says. Karen is a great knitter.
There are strategically placed holes a bit bigger than the ear cup on each side of the hat.
In my first attempt I used a fancy buttonhole design that didn't work-
In this attempt I split the hat into two parts on two circulars while I knit the holes and then rejoined them to one circular needle for the hat body.
It is far from perfect, but it will do for now.
Zach is grateful for it.
He would like another snowboard hat in washable wool - like
the one his friend's dog ate last week.
For now he can snowplow the sidewalks with his headphones on in this washable acrylic prototype. Thanks Zach for making me THINK about my knititng this week.
Practice makes perfect.
When I have the pattern perfected, I may try to sell it.
What do you thinK?