Knitting for Men with the Paros Hat
Robin Allen's excellent Paros Hat comes in two sizes, and in a worsted weight yarn, it's a fast knit. We modeled it on a woman in the magazine, but it would also be great as a men's knit hat pattern—the colors of the yarn used have an amazing impact on this pattern, as Laura discovered when she chose to knit this pattern for her fiancé. Here's Laura to tell us more–Amy
Let's face it: knitting for men is not the easiest. The criteria can be endless—nothing too frilly, fuzzy, colorful, itchy, bright, fussy, etc. Generally speaking, they only want plain, very boring-to-knit sweaters in an equally drab neutral color—not exactly my idea of a fun project. Fortunately, the one exception to this rule is accessories made in the colors of his favorite sports team—in this case, the Denver Broncos. The Paros Hat from Knitscene Winter 2014 is perfect for your favorite gent—Hikoo Simpliworsted comes in a ton of colors so you can find that perfect shade of blue, and the traveling garter ridge spiraling around the hat keeps the knitting interesting. A quick and fun knit, it's also machine-washable, he can chuck it into the washer without any consequences. With the holidays coming up, it's a great gift for the sports-lover in your life. Which team will you be supporting?