i've wanted to knit wesley a hat and scarf to match his fire department uniform for quite some time, but just never found the perfect yarn...until now. when i saw this shibui merino worsted in the ink colorway, i knew i'd found it. and indeed, it matches his dark blue uniform perfectly...
the hat pattern i used is the boyfriend pattern, which i previously used to knit his brown hat. however, i knit this version exactly as the pattern was written (decreasing at 5.5 inches), rather than lengthening it to accommodate a doubled brim (like i did on his brown hat). this style looks good with his uniform and just covers the top of his ears.
and rather than a scarf to match (which was my original thought), wesley suggested i make him an easy on/easy off neckwarmer style instead - such a great idea and it works perfectly with his uniform coat! i modified the gloria cowl pattern and i really like the way it turned out. details for both the hat and neckwarmer are on my ravelry page here.
i love knitting for my man. and it makes me very happy and satisfied when he really loves, appreciates and uses the items i knit for him. i'm proud of the job he does as the deputy fire marshal of our city and it makes me even more proud to know that he'll be wearing a bit of handmade goodness while he's out there on the job. :)