Team Color Projects for the Big Game

Are you excited for the upcoming 2016 Super Bowl 50 game? We are! So we designed these patterns for you to make to cheer on your favorite team. We have a Panthers-inspired knit hat and a Broncos-inspired crochet cowl. We used Super Saver for the hat and Team Spirit for the cowl. Feel free to switch the yarns and the projects to make your favorite project for the team you support.

Panthers-Inspired Team Knit Hat

Adapted by Laura Bain


Alternate yarn suggestions:

GAUGE: 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm), 25 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Rib Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small (Women’s); changes for size Large (Men’s) are in parentheses.

Finished Hat Size: fits 20″ (22″) [51 (56) cm] head circumference

Knit Hat

With A, cast on 100 (112) sts.
Row 1 (Right side): (K2, P2) across.
Repeat Row 1 for pattern until piece measures approximately 5″(6″) [12.5 (15) cm] from cast on edge.
Change to B, work in pattern for 4 rows.
Change to C, work in pattern for 8 rows.
Change to B, work in pattern for 4 rows.
Change to A, work in pattern until piece measure 9″(11″) [ 26.7 (28) cm] from cast on edge, ending by working a wrong-side row.

Row 1 (Right side): (K2 tog, P2) across: 75(84) sts.
Row 2: (K2, P1) across.
Row 3: (K1, P2 tog) across: 50(56) sts.
Rows 4-6: (K1, P1) across.

Size Small Only
Row 7: P2tog, (K2 tog, P2 tog) across: 25 sts.
Row 8: K1, (P1, K1) across.
Row 9: P1, (K1, P1) across.
Row 10:K1, (P1, K1) across.

Size Large Only
Row 7: (P2tog, K2 tog) across: 28 sts.
Row 8: (K1, P1) across.
Row 9: (P1, K1) across.
Row 10: (K1, P1) across.

All Sizes
Row 11: K1, (K2tog, K1) across: 17 (19) sts.
Cut yarn leaving a 16″ (40.6 cm) end. Thread yarn needle with end and weave through remaining stitches. Draw up firm; fasten securely.

With right sides together and matching stitches, sew seam.

Make Pompom

With A, B, and C held together, follow our tutorial on using the Susan Bates Easy Wrap Pom-Pom Maker or follow these directions: Wrap yarn around 3½” [9 cm] piece of heavy cardboard (the more wraps, the fuller the pompom). Gently remove wraps from cardboard. Cut a 12” (30.5 cm) length of yarn and tie it tightly around center of wraps. Do not cut the ends of this center tie. Cut ends of wraps. Fluff and trim pompom to even strands. Use ends of center tie to tie pompoms top of hat.

ABBREVIATIONS: K = knit; mm = millimeter; P = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); K2tog = knit 2 sts  together; P2tog = purl 2 sts together; ( ) = work directions in parentheses as indicated.

Broncos-Inspired Crochet Cowl

Designed by Salena Baca


Alternate yarn suggestions:

GAUGE: 12 dc = 4” (10 cm); 6 rows = 4” (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Cowl measures 5” (12.5 cm) wide and 50” (127 cm) long.

Download Crochet Cowl Pattern

2 thoughts on “Team Color Projects for the Big Game

  1. MamaKath

    Is the hat knitted in the round? It does not state “circular needles and says” knit across” both of which would indicate the hat should be knit flat. However if that were true contuining k2-p2 every row would not create ribs.

    • redheart Post author

      Hi, Thank you for your question and we apologize for the confusion. Yes, the hat is knit flat. Having an even number of stitches, you will get the ribbing by doing k2-p2 on every row. The last two stitches on the row are purls, so when you turn the hat to go back across the row the other way you will knit them.

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