Hey you running readers, this is mostly a post about knitting, but hang in there, as certain features of the hat are connected to my running.
Last year I picked up some thin yarn in a seasonal sale bin – very cheap. The bright red and the solid grey together kind of reminded me of something from my dad’s old hockey gear bag. I knew i could knit something that looked totally retro with it.
I started the hat while visiting with relatives over Christmas. I wanted to knit something not very demanding while we chatted . I cast on 100 stitches and ribbed the edge, changing colours for stripes on a whim. I totally improvised the pattern, decreasing as best as I could to make a pointy top. I think I should have made the tip even longer and pointier to flop over even more, but this will do.
The hat has 10 maple leaves randomly embroidered on it. I borrowed the leaf pattern from a cute sock ornament, but wasn’t sure where I wanted to knit them in, so I embroidered them on later.
10 for 2010.
10 for 10 races in my favourite XC running race series.
On January 24, 2010, I will have been a runner for 10 years.
10 for my 10 years of running.