Monday, September 26, 2011

Team Spirit Hats

I've been having so much fun with colorwork these days! I've been inspired to create team spirit hats. You saw from my previous post the Pittsburgh Steelers team color inspired hat - my son was crazy about it, so I had a thought - what if I made more of these kinds of hats?  My son gives me the ideas and I try to create a hat from the color scheme of the team.

For instance I came up with my own colored chart to create a hat for the UW Huskies:

Go Huskies!!!
Reminiscent of the early football helmets of the 1900's
Earflaps are knitted double-stranded for warmth
Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Oxford Grey,
Violet, and Gold 
Learning colorwork has been challenging yet fun and its opening up more design ideas. Also, now when I come across colored charts I'm not so intimidated. In the past I have steered away from patterns that require me to read a chart and especially any that had colorwork designs!  Now that I've designed a few of my own colorwork patterns, I say, "bring on the colored charts - I'm not afraid of you!!!"

I am currently working on of course UW's rival team - Washington State University Cougars, for which I have also designed a colorwork pattern for and of course I can't leave out the Seattle Seahawks - I designed a really cool pattern for the team color scheme for them. I will post pictures of the hats when I'm done, but in the meantime here is a sneak peek at the design I created for the Seahawks team spirit hat: 

Have you started your holiday knitting?  Have you decided on patterns and designs for the colder weather yet?  Would love to hear from you, come on and drop me a comment.  Happy knitting!!

Update: Finished September 28, 2011

As promised here is the women's WSU beanie with pom pom that I designed and below is the colorwork pattern for it:

Model: Vanessa, a friend at work
Update: Finished September 30, 2011

Seahawks, Sounders FC, or Thunderbirds Team Spirit Beanie
Close-up of colorwork design


  1. Hi, any chance I can get the pattern for the huskies hat ?

  2. LOVE that you also do Wazzu! (Go Cougs!) Love the patterns for the Hawks and Cougs. Thanks!

  3. Looking for a Seahawks pattern

    1. I currently do not have a pattern for Seahawks hat. But there is one on Ravelry for $6.00:
      And a free one:

  4. Any chance you are selling your pattern for the UW hat? It turned out awesome!

    1. Hi Debbie,

      Yes, I sell the pattern for the UW hat in my Etsy shop at: