We are getting ready to switch gears and move onto working on “winter wear” projects in my knitting/crochet group.
What are your favorite knitting (or crochet) patterns to make for men in the winter time?
The hats we make will be given to men at the Veterans’ Hospital and/or on the streets here in Reno, Nevada in November so they need to be durable and warm (yes, it gets cold in Reno! We are in the mountains, north-western Nevada, nothing like Vegas haha!!) Most of the ladies in my group are at the beginner/intermediate level.
Just a thought… While the vast majority of veterans are male, there are lots of women who served honorably. If possible, making a few hats (maybe 1 in 20???) in colors that might appeal to the gals could be considered? I work at the VA and I know some of the female patients would especially appreciate something that wasn’t your standard blue, black, green or gray.
Thank you - and your group - for taking the time and using your expertise to do a nice turn for our veterans!
The Rikke Hat by Sara Young is probably my favorite hat pattern. It’s all garter (so warm and squishy) and suitable for men and women. I’ve made 3 and they fit me comfortably, but loosely. I have a 21-1/2 in head circumference, but my hat fits my husband easily. My son of the big head would need a few extra stitches added. It would be easy enough to add a few stitches and then do one extra decrease round to take them away before beginning the regular decreases.
Rikke Hat is a free pattern. Here is the link from the designer’s blog. Note that this is a PDF download and not a link to another site. Normally I wouldn’t add a direct link, but the other other place to find the pattern is on R.
Thank you @bluejeandolly for the pattern link, the JCH is a lovely pattern.
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