Woman makes Cardinals themed knitted winter hats
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Katie Andres had a quandary at a restaurant the night the Cardinals clenched a spot in the World Series.
“When I got there it was the middle of the 5th inning and people were like, `Wow I love your hat,`” says Katie Andres. “We sold out in like two minutes.”
You`ve heard of giving someone the shirt off your back? Well, she sold her beanie with a beak, right on the spot. Andres got the idea for her head turner before going to a Cardinals game with her then new boyfriend.
“I thought it`s our first game together, we should commemorate this with something,” says Andres. “I didn’t tell him about it and one day he was at work and I just decided to make these hats.”
What started as a hobby became a way to wear her hometown pride for all to see. In St. Charles on a chilly afternoon at the Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center, I came to find out how this girl who roots for the redbirds got taken with a touk.
“When I learned how to crochet, actually I taught myself how to crochet so I just sat and focused on the geometry of things and how certain shapes are made,” says Andres. “Most people learn from their Grandma or their Mom when they`re a little kid. I didn`t have that so basically it was just sitting down to figure out how it`s done.”
It takes her about three hours to create a cardinal themed knitted winter hat, and it seems she can’t make them fast enough.
“It`s not just for girls?” asks Patrick Clark sporting a KatKnit hat.
“Oh yeah not at all, men and women,” says Andres.
Any red blooded American male or female.
While some might consider such creations like these a feather in one`s cap, for Andres it`s a way to decompress and show her spirit of St. Louis. “It`s like the best way to spend my free time because I also like to be very productive and then at the end of relaxing…I have a hat,” says Andres.
Call it, the perfect nightcap for a cold night game in October.
Want one? Contact Kat Knits on Facebook.
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