Football casuals are described as avoiding older fans , who are described as the “bobble hat and scarf brigade “. It was a navy blue and white striped bobble hat, quite like a million others worn by football fans everywhere.

A knit cap with ear flaps is often called a bobble hat (if it has a bobble/pompom on top), toboggan , or sherpa. They have become the common headgear for stereotypical dockworkers and sailors in movies and television. Bobble hats were traditionally considered utilitarian cold-weather wear. It is similar to a watch cap, but this does not have a bobble.In the late 16th century, brimless, black velvet toques were popular with men and women. A special type of cap called a balaclava folds down over the head with openings for just the face or for the eyes or mouth only. They are sometimes topped with a pom-pom or loose tassels. Knit caps may have a folded brim, or none, and may be worn tightly fitting the head or loose on top. The stretch of the knitting itself hugs the head, keeping the cap secure. Typically, the knit cap is of simple, tapering constructions, though many variants exist.

Taking the tail left on the thunderbolt center it on your white logo circle then use your yarn needle to secure it in place. Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to sew the lightning / thunderbolt securely in place during logo assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through. Ch 1 and turn leaving last 2 st unworked. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 ch. Cut yarn leaving a long tail in order to sew your eye on to the beanie during assembly process. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st. This looks really bright and pretty if you use different colors every few rows to create colored stripes.

I run pompom tail threads under a couple of stitches and tie tightly to secure. Add a colorful pompom to the top to keep the top tightly shut. For top – make a running stitch in and out of the sts of the last row of dc, and pull tightly to gather the top. Don’t ch 3, just cut yarn enough to sew side seam and end off by pulling yarn through last stitch. Dc in 2nd st in from edge chain, and then across to end of row.