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Football Hats

I made these football hats for my best friend that is expecting twins! Her husband is very into football and is a huge Calgary Stampeders fan, so I thought it would be fun to make the hats in Stampeder colors, rather than brown and white like an actual football.  They are having a boy and a girl, so I used sparkle white yarn and a flower to one of the hats to make it more feminine for the baby girl.

For the hat pattern, I used THIS HAT PATTERN by Repeat Crafter Me, but instead of using bumblebee colors, I used red, white, and black to match Stampeder colors. To make the flower for the girl’s hat, I used THIS LAYERED FLOWER MOTIF PATTERN, but I only did the first layer (rounds 1 and 2).

You can use any worsted weight yarn for this pattern. I used Bernat Satin Yarn in Crimson and Red Heart Soft Yarn in Black. For the girl’s hat, I used Caron Simply Soft Party Yarn in Snow. For the boy, I used Red Heart Soft Yarn in White.

I made the 0-3 Month size hat and changed colors like this:

Rows 1-2: Red

Row 3: Black

Row 4: White

Rows 5-8: Red

Row 9 – White

Row 10: Black

Row 11: Red

Then I used white yarn to stitch the laces onto the hat in the middle of the red section.

If you are making a hat in a bigger size, you can add another row or two of red at the top, in the middle, and/or at the bottom to get the number of rows you need.

I gave these hats as part of the baby shower gift, and they were a huge hit!

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