Friday, March 1, 2013

Mission Accomplished!

The Great Brady Hat Challenge is complete!

It all started with this hat...
A simple hat with earflaps, in school colors that looks like his hockey jersey, complete with his number on the back.
And then in January I began the challenge to knit hats for the entire team.  Some of these I've already shared, but I thought it would be fun to see them all together.  So here they are....

The seniors.... Thomas, Craig, Carter, and Casey.

The juniors... Mike, Shelby, Birdie, Nick, Brandon, & Derek.

Next up was Pickles.

Somewhere along the way when the kids were trying to guess who was getting the next hat, I told them that if they scored in a game and didn't have a hat yet, they would go to the to of the hat queue.  In the next game...
Spenser scored!
and so did Zach!

Next up were the Andrew's... Andrew Y and Andrew C
Then it was Brendan's turn
then Matt's
And last, but certainly not least Michael and Byron.

So there you have it. 20 hats!  19 of them knit between January 7th and February 23.  I really was not sure that I could get it done, but each hat that I finished made me more determined to finish all of them before the end of the season.  I know the kids love them.  I see them around the rink, waiting on the bus, and a couple other times around town.  A few parents have told me that their kids wear them ALL the time, and one dad told me that "if it made sense to wear it in the shower, he would wear it then too!"  Is there anything that warms a knitters heart more than knowing their hand-knits are this loved?  This ended up being such a fun and rewarding challenge for me.  I'm so glad I did it!  Thank you to all of you for cheering me on too :-)


  1. You, my friend, are a machine! Congrats on the great accomplishment!

  2. You totally rock!! Well done!