We’re coming to the end of the NFL season, and while I am definitely more of a baseball fan, I do enjoy a lazy Sunday watching some football. And, as of this moment, my two favorite teams are still battling to make it to the SuperBowl (that would be the Seahawks & the Patriots, mainly due to my Seattle & Boston connections). If you’re reading this after January 19th, and neither team is in the SuperBowl, just picture me being very sad. (ETA 1/20 – Yay! Go Seahawks!)
Since I have a lot of friends who are also sport fans, I’ve gotten requests for some knitted/crochet items in team colors so I thought I’d share some of my favorites patterns
First off, Allyson Dykhuizen‘s Stadium Blanket, while designed for baseball fans, is the perfect project for football fans too – those stadiums can be cold! It’s easy to customize for your favorite team too. Since our new Brava colors filled some much needed holes for team colors (Silver!), I put together a little chart of what colors in Brava Worsted I would suggest for your favorite NFL teams.
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Not all colors are perfect, but I tried to get as close as possible to the official team colors. For the Stadium Blanket, you only need two skeins of Brava for each color, so this makes a great, economical project
If you want something a bit quicker, hats are always a good choice – did I mention that it can get cold during those games? When watching the football players on the sidelines, I notice that many of them wear stocking caps with big pom poms on top – in team colors, of course. A good customizable version of those would be Rilana Riley-Munson‘s Oregon Slopes Hat.
Just pick 2 of your team’s colors and cast on – you’ll be done in no time.
If your football fan doesn’t have a particular favorite team, check out some of these cute projects that would work instead.
While this one is in Brava Worsted, Nona also has a Faster Football Hat in Brava Bulky. If your fan is a bit younger, she also has a cute Football Legwarmers pattern to keep those baby legs warm during games.
Well, hopefully your team is on the winning side this year – even if they are not, I hope these will get you crafting in time for next season!