Throwback FO: Jon’s Longshoreman Hat

Written by Sarah on December 10th, 2012 Posted in FO, hat, knits, life, movies, style, tv

It’s almost the end of the year and I’m still discovering things that I made in 2011 that were never photographed. This one was a quick knit but I feel like I should have them all up here. That’s the point right? Better late than never, eh?

Last winter, Jon was begging me for a hat that would cover his ears. Mainly because he didn’t think that his boss and coworkers at his grown up job would appreciate the irony of wearing a Communist hat to work at one of the largest privately owned companies in the country. So we looked for something that would suit him and I ended up making this cashmere longshoreman hat.

I guess the idea orginially came out of Steve Zissou as Jon’s a die hard Bill Murray fan.

But it may have something to do with his other hero in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

He prays to Joe Pesci.

It really came to fruition after seeing what might be my favorite episode of Bored to Death (RIP)  “Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold” in which my mom’s favorite actor and long-time crush Rene Auberjonois asks “Why are you dressed like longshoremen?”

They’re guard outfits.

So I made him a guard outfit hat. The New York hat (and scarf) pattern worked up great in Jade Sapphire cashmere 4-ply. Any chance I get to knit with cashmere, I take, obviously. You’d be crazy not to.

After wearing it for a season and a half, it’s grown a little bit which is frustrating but it still fits well and keeps him toasty. He loves it but I think he just wants to be Ted Danson.

Do you find that cashmere grows a lot? How yummy are cashmere hats? Why are you dressed like longshoremen?

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Comments (3)

  • December 10, 2012 at 11:08 am |

    I made a cashmere hat for my husband just after he decided to shave his hair to look less balding. He did look better, but his head got colder, thus the cashmere hat. I thought it was the stubble, but that hat grew so big and so fast, it ended up looking really silly.

    • December 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm |

      I bet it looked awesome! What a bummer, though! I’ll have to make smaller one. Live and learn!

  • Aunt Sherry
    December 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm |

    NICE photo of Jon! You know Annabelle found and knit the best hat for me:) More later.

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