Do you remember the crochet hats worn by the Swedish team at
the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada? My great-grandparents immigrated to the
United States from Sweden, and though I never met them, I inherited a love for
|Swedish Crochet Hat. Photo by Kim Werker
Who couldn't appreciate these fabulous hats designed by Eva
Christensonn, especially when she explains why they were crocheted? Eva says, "Why
we wanted a crochet hat is because the look of crochet is much cooler than a
knitted version. Knitted caps have a totally different look. In Sweden
these kind of crochet hats have been popular over the past winter seasons,
especially among the younger generations." You can find out more about the
Swedish crochet hats in Kim Werker's blog post.
I will admit that as much as I love swimming, track,
gymnastics, and the other sports of summer, I miss the winter accessories. You
didn't see many crocheted hats in the soccer field or crocheted swimsuits, thank
goodness, on the beach volleyball court.
Did you seen any crochet at the Summer Olympics, or perhaps something that inspired you to crochet?