We’ve had the same pastor at the church Goodnight and I attend for eight years. He was recently asked to accept a post at a different parish. He accepted the transfer and this past Sunday was his last day at our church.
I decided to knit him a going away gift.
When I was growing up, most pastors wore a biretta if they wore something on their heads. I can’t remember the last time I saw a clergyman wearing a biretta, but I always thought it distinguished them from other gentlemen who were wearing hats.
It’s easy enough to spot your pastor when he’s out and about if he’s wearing his collar, but in the winter it’s more difficult to do without the biretta. So . . . . I knit the pastor a winter hat and scarf. It will keep him warm, but allow the members of his new parish to recognize him when it snows!
Goodnight and I gave him his gift on Sunday. He wrapped the scarf around his neck and let out a great laugh! He loved it!
If you want to knit one click the link for the PDF pattern: Pastors Winter Cap and Scarf