As time went on, I also decided to make one for my 10-year-old great-nephew Zach, because he would probably like having a hat similar to his dad's. And then, my youngest niece in that particular family started dating a guy that everyone thinks is the real deal, and they really like him. We haven't met him yet, but he and his kids have already had summer vacation with the family, and are spending Thanksgiving with them. So The Tim suggested he might get a hat too.
At this point, I have all but the boyfriend's hat knitted. I know I'll get it done well before the end of November, which was my self-imposed deadline for all of the gifts. But today I'm going to show you the one I made for my niece Julie's husband, Keith.
Here are the specifics of this one:
Project: Hat #4 aka Keith's Hat
Pattern: Turn A Square by Jared Flood
Yarn: Berocco Vintage in Smoke (gray color); Berocco Vintage in Sour Cherry (red)
Needles: US 6 and 7
Notes: I truly enjoy knitting this pattern, and actually knit this hat over a weekend, while also doing lots of other weekend things. I guess you could always knit it with several color, or as a solid, and I might try that sometime. But I wanted these to be two colors. If you want to knit a hat for someone, give this one a try.
And here's a bonus picture of the hat blocking, with my "helper's" paw assisting in placement of it to be just right ... ;-)
(P.S. The reason the hat looks wet in spots is because these photos were taken right after I misted it with a spray bottle to properly block it.)