Ard Schenk won the Olympic speedskating gold medal in 1972 and all the boys in Holland wore caps similar to his; this 'Papingmuts' style had been popular at least since the 1930's. Apparently it was popular in Norway, where it was called a “Hjallislue” after their speedskater. I finally knit myself one on the flight from Detroit to Phoenix for a trip to the Grand Canyon two weeks ago. Friends say it makes me look like an idiot from a Heronymus Bosch painting, but it reminds me of a happy year in Utrecht, Holland as an adolescent. If anyone who wants to knit one needs clarification of my sketchy pattern, just write me.