This hat was constructed as a two-stripe helix from some leftover bulky yarn (for more on helical knitting, see this post). If the colors were not enough to shout 'On Wisconsin!', I cut out our 'motion W' logo from two pieces of felt and used embroidery floss to sew them to the hat. I really love the look of the felt on the knitted fabric.
It's really not that difficult to add a pretty little touch of felt to a knitted item. Here are a few notes on what I did:
With a little extra effort, I was able to produce something that both the husband and I love. U-Rah-Rah Wisconsin!
- I cut the W freehand, though you could easily trace a shape onto the felt before cutting.
- Use a pair of sharp embroidery shears to cut with as they make clean cuts in tight spaces.
- Use pins to secure the felt to the knitted fabric as you sew.
- Work with 3 of the 6 floss threads at a time.
- Sew through both pieces of felt and the knit fabric using backstitch, working about 1/8" from the edge of the top piece.