Sunday, January 16, 2011
Longest Ski Hat: Gini Woodward set world record
SANDPOINT, ID, USA -- A 700-foot-long ski hat knitted Gini Woodward, now of Bonners Ferry, weighs 80 pounds
sets the world record for the Longest Ski Hat. Photo: Parading the World's Longest Ski Hat in Sandpoint, Idaho. Photo courtesy: Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty.
There is no previous Guinness world record for the Longest Ski Hat.
The Guinness World Records' website indicates the largest knitted hat record was set in 2008 in Germany with a hat that measured 22 feet high and 49 feet in circumference.
The Guinness world record for the largest Santa hat measures 15.47 metres (50 ft 9 in) long and 8.23 metres (27 ft) wide and was created by children from the Chill Youth Club (all Norway).
Also according to Guinness World Records, the largest straw hat measures 6.65 m (21 ft 9 in) in diameter and is 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) high. The hat was made by Atalia Bis & Partners Company in Kozieglowy, Poland.
The World's Longest Ski Hat was created with a punch card-programmed knitting machine, according to press clippings kept by the Bonner County Historical Society & Museum.
Realtors from the Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty paraded the hat from Cedar Street Bridge to Jeff Jones Town Square when the carnival kicked off. It was also featured at the Ski & Board party.
The hat has 539 advertising panels. Approximately 25 of those businesses have endured since the hat was knitted back in 1977.
They include Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint Furniture, the Panida Theater, Larson's, Sandpoint Marina, Alpine Motors, Four Seasons Realty, The Smoke House, Westwood Condos, the Alpine Shop, Connie's Café, the Bonner County Daily Bee, Ace Septic, Gas & Go, Selkirk Press, Melody Muffler, Evergreen Realty and PJ's.