The Things We Do for Love
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(As if you're not already humming the song. . . )
Tom is a curler.
And curlers tend to wear kind of . . . odd . . . things when they're out on the curling ice.
Like. . . I've watched a team who wears hand-knitted skunk hats as part of their team uniform. And Tom told me about a unicorn team he played against once (bike helmets with affixed unicorn horns). And, of course, there are the pants. (Yep. That's a link to the video of the Norwegian curling team putting on their curling pants . . . without using their hands.) (Well worth a watch.) (Just sayin.)
So when I saw a pattern for a knit curling hat on Ravelry, I (correctly) figured Tom would want one. And that he would wear it while curling.
The things we do for love . . .
Ravelry details here.
PS . . . Tom's team curls in plain old black pants. And I know they put them on without any fancy dance moves. They don't wear special team-themed hats or helmets either. But they will be dressing as the "Brews Brothers" in an upcoming tournament -- the "Beer Spiel". (Maybe I'll get a photo for you. . . )
That hat is just too funny! (and of course he loves it!) But those Norwegians in their....umm, pants! LOL
Posted by: Kat | 10/23/2019 at 08:45 AM
This will sound crazy but, I never heard about the sport curling until my daughter moved to Minnesota a few years ago! She loves it and it is really big there! I know, it's a sport in the Olympics , I have no idea where I have been, not a big sport fan I guess. I'll be checking out the 'curler'hat on Ravelry, thanks!
Posted by: eileen | 10/23/2019 at 08:47 AM
I love the hat (he may need the mittens too!!???!!). That video is the best - what a hoot! I do hope you take pics at the Beer Spiel - I bet the Brews Brothers will come up with something awesome.
Posted by: Vera | 10/23/2019 at 09:05 AM
The hat is perfect! And thank you for sharing the video of the team putting on their pants. I'll admit I'm a little scarred by that much junk jiggling so early in the morning, but it did give me a laugh!
Posted by: Sarah | 10/23/2019 at 09:32 AM
That is one great hat and that video! I must admit I wondered why Tom was holding a mop, but it did finally sink in that it was his curling ice scrubber thing. We definitely need/want a Brews Brothers photo!
Posted by: Bonny | 10/23/2019 at 10:01 AM
That hat looks warm, cozy and perfectly appropriate for curling! Careful or he'll be begging for a hat for each teammate!
Posted by: Margene | 10/23/2019 at 11:09 AM
Dale says he likes how the hat matches Tom's shirt. I love it, great job on that colorwork!
Posted by: Carole | 10/23/2019 at 06:58 PM
He looks SO HAPPY!!And your garden is such a pretty backdrop for photos....
Posted by: Carolyn | 10/24/2019 at 07:27 AM
He looks so pleased in his new hat!
Posted by: Bridget | 10/24/2019 at 07:41 AM
The hat turned out beautifully, Kym! (my favorite part is the pom!) ... but curious what makes it a Curling Hat? (seems like it could also be a Golfing Hat?)
Posted by: Mary | 10/24/2019 at 08:16 AM
OMG, I can't wait for the Brews Brothers photo!!
Posted by: Vicki | 10/24/2019 at 10:23 AM