Super Sleuthing Success! Swedish Hats Story

Feb 23, 2010

As Hugh McGuire tweeted to me the other day as I collected information about the Swedish Olympic team's hats from people all over the world, "And they say citizen journalism doesn't work." Posh.

Crochet Me's own Bernadette@Finally Teatime found the article that cracked the case (you'll have to dump the text into Google Translate to get a feel for what the article says).

Gold and Silver medalists in the Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' 10 km Free event, Swedes Charlotte Kalla and Anna Haag by Flickr user djtomdog
"Gold and Silver medalists in the Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' 10 km Free event, Swedes Charlotte Kalla and Anna Haag" by Flickr user djtomdog

The designer of the hats, and of the entire line of Olympics clothing for the Swedish Olympics team, is Eva Christensson. The hats were crocheted in China, and she didn't indicate any more information than that.

Huge thanks to all the bloggers, commenters, and Twitterers who dug up information about the hats! This was a grand and fun adventure.

Original Crochet Me translator extraordinaire Annette Petavy is working to receive permission to translate the crochet pattern into English. If she's able to, I'll post the translation here. Fingers crossed! For now, start trying to hunt down some Drops Eskimo yarn in those four colours. We North Americans have a Swedish crochet craze to get in on!


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on Feb 23, 2010 9:27 AM

This is great!!

DixieG wrote
on Feb 23, 2010 12:38 PM

Yellow Dog Knitting carries Drops Eskimo. $3.70 / 50 gr.  They can be reached at orders@yellowdogknitting.com or 800-597-7175

Eskimo #12 light blue (2 skeins)

Eskimo #24 yellow

Eskimo #01 off white

Eskimo #02 black

on Feb 23, 2010 12:57 PM

Sorry, I'm going to be kicked out for posting too many times - here's the website I was going to add as a comment in the "Super Sleuthing, Swedish Style" post;

www.nordicmart.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp

marilynnigro wrote
on Feb 26, 2010 6:15 PM

Does anyone know where we can buy this wool in Ontario?

RainS wrote
on Aug 4, 2010 10:58 AM

To tell the truth the entire line of Olympic clothing for the Swedish Olympic team is more suitable for the Utrainian team. It seems to me Sweden has dark blue colour in its flag while Ukraine has light blue and yellow colours in the flag. You may check it here : http://pdfok.com . This is a pdf search engine where you may find the booklet with the flags of all countries.

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on Aug 23, 2011 5:41 PM

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