As My Sister Knits is located in a university town, we are always on the lookout for patterns that are begging to be knit with school colors!The time of year when we will be attending outdoor sporting events is fast approaching. A hat and mitts are essential to carry in a bag or pocket and we've found designs that we love!First we found Tin Can Knits' Paddle Mitts.They are sized for all ages, from toddler to an adult large. We used North Light Fibers' Water Street Worsted for our samples. Once we made the first pair, we didn't want to change yarns! Even though the pattern calls for DK weight yarn, this is a light worsted and it makes lovely warm mitts for those chilly hours outside.Next up was a hat in Colorado State University colors for little ones. Tin Can Knits has classic, superbly written patterns for the whole family so we went looking for a hat that would work for all ages.We found the Easy Peasy hat!This hat has sizes baby through adult large. The ear flaps are the cutest addition and just the thing to keep those little ears warm! The stripes aren't in the pattern but they are easy to add. We can show you how to do it!Last on the list of items we wanted was a feminine hat with just a bit of colorwork that would be easy enough for a first-timer to do. We found one that is a perfect introduction to colorwork, the Sand and Sea Hat! This hat has a purled brim which looks like a rolled edge. Then there are only 11 rows of colorwork, with just two colors per row and the rest is relaxing stockinette!We chose North Light Fibers' Water Street for our samples because we are in love with the heathery colorways, the 30% cashmere content, and the warmth and feel of the fabric it creates! However, we did stray to Blue Sky Fibers' Woolstok to find the perfect green; it's handy that these two yarns can be used together!You want to have hats and mitts on hand when they're needed, so come in and get your school colors now!Leave a comment below on which colors you'll be choosing and which school they're for!