"Dear Parents,I love notes like this. They rank right up there with, "Please send in 40 cupcakes for our class party tomorrow" and "Your child has head lice." But, hey, I'm an accommodating sort (ha!), so I dug through the closets looking for something--anything--that might sort of work. Shirt? Check. Vest? Check. Cap? Uh...nope.
Second graders are studying immigration to America through Ellis Island. The second grade team will help to bring alive the Ellis Island experience for your child. On Tuesday, there will be a mock Ellis Island set up in the multi-purpose room. Each child will be assigned the role of an immigrant from the early 1900s. Please dress your child in clothing resembling that of the early 1900s immigrants..."
Not to worry.
Pattern: Berroco KAP (free pattern here)
Size: One size, for adult women. (My children have huge heads. The hat is a little big for me, but fits my seven-year-old just fine.)
Material: less than one 100 gram skein of Malabrigo Chunky. I don't know the name of the colorway, but it is chocolate brown with flecks of orange, green, blue, and yellow.
Needles: Size 10 bamboo circular (the cap is knitted flat and seamed together, though, so straights would be fine).
The pattern is kind of weird. I'm not at all sure I like the whole stack-of-pancakes look. But as a little boy's old-fashioned cap, it looks pretty cute. And it only took about three hours from start to finish! Oddly enough, my incredibly picky son actually likes it, despite how he looks in the picture. In his defense, he has a cold and wasn't all that excited about posing for me.