Sunday, March 14, 2010

The infamous Swedish Olympic hat!

The infamous Swedish Olympic hat!

During the recent Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver the Swedish Olympic crochet hat (designed by Eva Christensson),became incredibly popular. In Sweden the wool yarn needed to make it sold out in a few days, so my mothers attempt to make one for me failed. In case you would like to make your own I have a description here. Yesterday I spotted this guy wearing the hat so I stopped to ask where he got it from. This is Emil Fors from Haninge. His mother and his girlfriend bought the cap at the Stockholm International Fairs a while back. And it only costed them 150 SEK. So I'm a bit envious as I haven't been able to get one yet.

12 comments:

Lachezar said...

I wouldn't mind one too! It is actually quite a nice one. We call them "beanies" around here!

Lachezar said...

p.s.
Nice sunny portrait too!

brattcat said...

Excellent portrait...such an interesting face structure, love that chin. The hat's pretty great too.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice portrait Steffe.

Scylla said...

Sätt igång och virka, vettja! Med nr 8 går det kvickt som attan!

VP said...

With this lousy weather here, I could use one either...

Jørgen Carlsen said...

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Annika said...

Oh yes!!! Nice portrait!!!

Halcyon said...

It's cute!!

Jacob said...

Looks like a friendly chap. Wonder what he looks like without the hat. Spring is coming, Steffe ... you won't need the hat pretty soon - wait 'til summer, buy one then on sale and you'll be all set for next winter when the snow flies, and flies and flies and flies!

Luis Gomez said...

Steffe, thank you for your kinds words.

Steffe said...

Ha, virkningen får morsan stå för, hon hade inte rätt virknål hemma och inte rätt garn så vi vår väl vänta och se.


Hopefully Jacob is right and I won't be needing a beanie for the next few months.

Sorry to hear about the weather Mr. Poet.