How to knit an Eddie The Eagle hat

Have you heard about this upcoming movie? Here's the scoop:

1. From the Red Heart yarn site: "Eddie the Eagle is a new movie starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton and telling the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Egerton), a British ski-jumper who succeeds against the odds and with the help of his coach (Jackman) to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Knitting plays a big role in the movie, since Eddie’s mom (played by Jo Hartley) knits and wears a sweater that says “I Am Eddie’s Mom”.

KNITTING IN A MOVIE? YES! This is a great opportunity to promote the needlearts. History has shown that when knitting, needlepoint, and other hand arts are featured in a movie, newcomers want to learn about it...leading to growth in our favorite hobbies.

2. Jimmy Beans Wool, the company who initiated the promotion with the movie's producers, is inviting stitchers to create one hat for themselves, and one for a someone else (a young person . . . ). Inside each hat, you're to include a dream label for each wearer to write their own special dream.

3. Our friends at have created an Eddie the Eagle Hat in a kit - featuring Kreinik's new shoelaces in red for stitching the E in the hat. Making something with meaning + for a good cause + promoting knitting and crochet = win win win and fun fun fun.

All the kit details here (please share and help us spread the word):

Here's why time is of the essence: There's a contest going on (deadline April 1st) for the most original Eddie the Eagle hat design. We're encouraging people to embellish the hats with the Kreinik shoe lace yarn (included in the kit). For details on the contest, visit

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