You know how they say that a married couple eventually starts looking like one another? I think Mr. Sweetness and I are reaching that point.

We look the same when we’re lovey:

We look the same when we’re contemplative:

And we look the same when we’re silly!

Pine cones are so amusing!

Pattern: His and hers Koolhaas hats. The details of his are documented here. To make mine, I knit the woman’s size (4 repeats of the chart), but otherwise didn’t change a thing.

I think my hat came out just a little bit too shallow. I know 5 repeats, which I used for Walter’s hat, would have been too deep. A longer stretch of ribbing, or 4.5 repeats, would have been perfect for mine. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough yarn to do that. If you remember, his hat took up just a bit more than 1 skein, so I had less than a full skein to make mine work. I had barely a yard left over when I was done! The other issue is that while Silky Tweed is a delightful yarn in all respects, I find it a bit itchy against my forehead. Anyway, I’ll have to test it out to see if it’s workable.

Maybe it’s a bit cheesy to have matchy-matchy hats like that, but I really enjoyed knitting this pattern, twice! Plus, matching Koolhaus hats is undeniably better than the porcupine disaster that (thankfully) never was ;).


46 thoughts on “Matchy-matchy

  1. Kelley (smallwhitedog)


    My husband would never allow such cuteness. If we are both wearing plain black tee shirts, he goes and changes his shirt. He is terrified people would think that we are intentionally dressing alike. No fun at all!

  2. Brenda

    What a cute photoshoot! Yes, I can see the resemblance. I like the matchy-matchy look, but I don’t think my husband would go for it.

  3. Marie

    Very cute! I’ve been wanting to make one of those hats for a while, just haven’t gotten to it.

    My husband (of 16 years) just asked me (for the second time) to make him a sweater. The sweater he wants me to make? A copy of the one I just made for my 4 year old son. Too cute!

  4. Seanna Lea

    Your Koolhaas hats are gorgeous. Thank you for reminding me of how much I like that pattern (I really needed to make mine with a yarn with less halo, because the patterning is obscured).

  5. Mary K. in Rockport

    The Koolhaases are gorgeous. My family amuses itself at table by trying to pose as a holy card; it’s surprisingly difficult since it’s hard not to laugh. Your second photo is holy cardish – were there married saints? I can’t remember.

  6. Stephanie

    I knit myself a Koolhaas last year and when I put it on the other day I noticed that it had stretched. I need to give it a soak and see if that fixes things. But even with it stretched out, it seemed a bit shallow for me too (and I have a small head). Your hats are great and I love that they match. Cute hats for a cute couple…

  7. Stella

    Mr Sweetyness has a name! – Walter. Love it, and love the hats, together and apart they will be great.

  8. whitney

    Aww, so adorable! I don’t think my husband would let me make us matching hats…he thinks my parents are pretty dorky with all of their matching stuff 🙂

  9. Shelda

    That’s quite a cuteness factor you’ve got going on there! It’s fun to see you so happy. Nice hats, too 😉

  10. dawn s

    I love the hats, the photography, you two, the cuteness, everything! Now I await to see mr. sweetness and/or grumpy junior.

  11. paula

    Love, love, LOVE that color!! That’s the color that looks best on me and I happen to LOVE it. Did I mention I love it? 🙂

    Oh yes, beautiful hats and I think we can do with some “couple cuteness.” 🙂

  12. Celeste Thomas

    Great hats! I really like the color.

    Maybe adding a hat-band would help? I made a hat for my dad and knit a contrasting edge/inner-band using a softer yarn. It makes an interesting stripe, and is much more comfortable than itchy woollie-wool on the forehead. That would also add some length.

    Maybe black, or any leftover ‘eggplant’ purple?

  13. v.j. kohout

    I noticed that you and your new husband resemble one another the first time I had a glimpse of you two together, which, I think, were the wedding photos. Very cute…..

    You didn’t know it?

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