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Knitting Pi

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boy in pi hat

Serious Hezekiah. 

boy in pi hat

Sweet Hezekiah. 

boy in pi hat

As you can see, I finished Hezekiah’s Pi Hat. He was thrilled with it and proudly took it to show-and-tell in his third grade class. I’m not sure if the other eight-year-olds were as impressed with he was, but he loves his hat!

And just in case you have an eight-year-old now clamoring for a Pi Hat, I got the Pi Knitting Chart off of Ravelry. I don’t use a pattern to knit simple hats (I’ve knit dozens and dozens). For this I used Cascade 220 (it washes great), knit a couple of inches of ribbing, then began the Pi chart and finished with a basic decrease method.

And now for a few funny quotes from Apollo. And one from me.

The other night when Apollo had a fever, he awoke in the middle of the night and said:

“See, I told you it wasn’t fun to play in the water. There’s crocodiles!”

Then he rolled over and went back to sleep. Until he woke up saying:

“I want the other sword! Give me the other sword”. 

As soon as I said he could have the other sword, he fell asleep.

The other day as we were leaving the local yarn store he looked at me and said,

“Why don’t you ever knit me Star Wars stuff?”

Yesterday Kalina needed help with Language Arts and asked what a consonant was. In my sleep-deprived state I responded:

“A consonant is any word that’s not a noun”.

Um, yeah.

Looks like I need to get a wee bit more sleep at night.


  1. JoAbair

    Why dont you ever knit any star wars stuff for Apollo? That is the bigger question. He sounds so mature! That just is mature, that is thinking back. He knows you knit for him, he doesnt ask can you knit him something star wars, it was a question of why. I love that! I am just sitting here marveling over that question. Love the hat, I knit a lot but have never knit anything into a hat. I just use a 1 type of yarn.

  2. CeltChick

    I may have done just “enough” hats to be able to wing the # of sts to cast on, etc. And I have a kid who will always have an inner eight-year -old clamoring for knits! So thank you for pointing out the chart on Ravelry. Knit on….

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      No problem. I knew there must be other people out there who would love it! I just figure out my gauge then do the math…you get a much better fit that way.

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