The latest addition to our occasional series on “cool items people make that include the Metro map” is a hat! Michael Perkins knit a few and gave one to Veronica Davis:


Left: The hat on Veronica Davis. Right: The hat on a table. Photos by Veronica Davis.



If you want to make your own, Michael Perkins provided a chart of the design and an explanation:

Just create a knit hat with an even stockinette block of at least 30 rows high by 25 rows wide. I knit 12 rows of k2p2 ribbing and then about 40 rows of stockinette, then decrease (k2tog) every other round in 8 parts for the top until half the stitches remain, then decrease every round until 4 stitches remain.

My hats are knit on #6 needles for the brim and #8 for the body. 88 stitches around. Yarn is Vanna’s Choice Worsted Acrylic by Lion Brand Yarns.


He also has a page for the hat at Ravelry.

Tagged: fun, maps, metro

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.