Free Pattern Friday: Olympic Knits!

Some people are obviously much, much better planners than I.  I found no fewer than three (free!) hat (top row and bottom row) and one cowl pattern featuring some colourwork reverse-engineered from pictures of the hats Team USA wore at the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. 

Pictures by (clockwise from top left) Aimee Pelletier and Carly Stipe, The Wool & Cotton Co., Tanis Gray, Susan Rainey   

I didn't find any patterns replicating the hats for Team Canada, but they don't look very difficult to reverse-engineer:

 Image byfrom Metro News

Image byfrom Metro News

I bet if you zoomed in you could even count the rows and the stitches!

If you need a bit more of a challenge, there's this curling-inspired beauty:

 Image by STASH Lounge

Image by STASH Lounge

I did just watch mixed-doubles curling (waaay more entertaining than regular curling, for my money) for the first time, so I know am all ready for a rock-festooned hat.

And you could always knit your family this matching set! Hee!

 Image by Patons

Image by Patons