This new grandson of Lois’ is getting more than just a Trellis sweater. You see, Lois’ family, like mine, is of Nordic descent. Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian – we’ve got it covered. When the baby’s parents started joking around about naming him Leif (after Leif Erikson) I just knew I had to knit him this hat.
A Viking hat. Now if ever there was a handknit that would benefit from having a cute model, this is it. But alas, no babies of the right size presented themselves at the library yesterday. You’ll just have to settle for grass shots.
I used some leftover Ella Rae classic for the rivets. Aren’t they cute? And I used Knitpicks Swish for the hat itself.
The horns were knit with leftover Knitpicks Bare from the Trellis sweater so this was an economical – and stash busting – hat.
I think it’s perfect to wear on a crusade to the new world.