Sister Suzy found a hat on Facebook that had a hole for her ponytail. She asked me if I could make her a new stocking hat in Midwestern's school colors. The school colors are Dark Blue, Dark Warm Gray, and Light Slightly Warm Gray. Well, of course, I can!
The hat pattern was the Jogger's Cap by Karen Steward Longest I found of Raverly. I used Size 6 needles, gauge was 5 stitches per inch and I cast on 96 stitches which makes a hat of 19 inches in circumference, for a 21 to 21-and-a-half inch head. I have found two inches of negative ease is about right for our bowling ball heads. I did a single-crocheted around the ponytail hole to reinforce the hole a little and to give it a finished look.
Easy Fingerless Mitts by Maggie Smith I found of Raverly. I love that site for patterns! Sister Suzy's hand is 7.5 inches around at the knuckles so I cast on 36 stitches and made the top cuff a bit longer so the mitts cover more of her fingers, which she prefers.
Sister Suzy got to wear it a couple of times to class before it got too warm. She said several really like the hat with the ponytail hole done in Midwestern's colors. Yeah! A success!
Hope everyone is having a great day!