It’s not easy for an old knitter to capture the interest of a frenetic teenage boy. But, when a few bags of Dale Garn Freestyle came through my door, sporting unmistakably neon colors, my youngest son, Mikey, practically pounced on them. He promptly let it be known, “You have no choice; you WILL be making me a neon hat!” I promptly replied, “Love to! And YOU have no choice; it WILL be stranded!”
As it turns out, he loves it. (And, don’t let him know this, because he thinks his hat is oh-so-cool, and this would really ruin everything for my sweet little hipster, but I think it’s pretty great knowing that I won’t lose him in the crowd. 😉 )
The NY Nordic Hat is a fitted beanie knit in three contrasting shades of Dale Garn Freestyle worsted weight washable wool, one ball for each shade. Two sizes are given – teen/average adult and XL adult. Both sizes use the same instructions – just tweak your gauge, as indicated, to target your size.
I think it’s a nice pattern for experts and novices alike, for each section has something interesting going on, without complications – all short floats, no weaving in necessary;
never more than two colors at once; all decreases are kept within the solid-colored section. A fun knit for all!