V Formation by Aimee Pelletier

V Formation

October 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 180 yards (137 - 165 m)
Average Adult
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Designed for our October Makers League Project.
Pattern is written with a simple 12 stitch repeat and the decrease goes with each repeat, so it’s easy to make the hat larger or smaller if needed!

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a pattern is naming it. Carly and I had difficulty selecting a name we liked for this one. So, we put it to our awesome DKA team; Carroll thought the pattern looked like geese flying in formation. 

So…we googled it and we loved it! V Formation for the win!

We can learn a lot about teamwork and cooperation from geese flying in V Formation. The lead goose uses the most energy because it is the first to break up the flow of air to give additional lift to the geese behind. When the lead goose gets tired, it goes to the back of the V, where wind is lightest and another goose moves to the front to take it’s turn in the most difficult spot. By flying together and rotating responsibility, the whole flock travels 70% farther than each goose flying alone. Cool huh?

We are better together! Be like geese:)