Are you enjoying my hat series? I have really enjoyed making them. It has really kept me busy these past few months. If you are joining the series mid way through, I am knitting over a dozen hats to help Craft Hope in collecting items for orphans in Kenya. It is not too late for you to join. To find out more information check out the Craft Hope website (here).
Now on to today’s hat…
This free pattern came from Nat Red Knit’s Blog here. The title of the hat attracted my attention. This was a quick knit and comes in a variety of sizes.
Using my size 8 needles and some pink bulky yarn left over from the Zig-Zag Blanket. I completed this hat in one day. It has a basic 2×2 rib band and several inches on stockinette. The decrease created a box like top with four corners coming together. Personally I think the body of the hat was a little tall so I will decrease the stockinette portion if I knit any more using this pattern.
You do not have to be a Harry Potter fan to love this hat. This is probably one of my favorite hats in the box of hats going to Kenya. The band of the hat is different than most, which is part of the appeal of this hat. The pattern includes different bands if you would like to change things up a bit.
This free pattern was found here. I used size 8 needles and some more of my Jo-Ann Rainbow Classic in Lavender Pink Multi. Since my yarn was pretty bulky and my needles were smaller than recommended, I opted to make the largest size hat. The hat is a little small for an adult and would likely fit an 8 year old, if I had to guess. But I love it. And since the orphanage in Kenya needs all different sizes, that was not a problem.
It might be “Autumn in New York”, but it is still warm here in Florida. When my daughter modeled the winter hats going to Kenya she was wearing shorts and a t-shirt. One thing I really miss living here in Florida is the fall leaves. But again, I am rambling…. so let me refocus and tell you about this hat.
The pattern for the hat “Autumn in New York” is a free pattern I found on at the Project Stash Blog (here).
I used some of the Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Earth and Sky left over from my fish to knit this hat. The variegated yarn created a unique spiral effect and the stripes naturally got thinner as I went. However, the texture of the pattern was lost in the yarn. If I make this hat again, I will use a solid, so the knitting detail shows.
Hat number three in the box going to Kenya is called “Heel Stitch Hat” from Purl Bee website. I knitted up this hat using some Caron One Pound Aran yarn in Lace, or beige if you prefer more technical names.
This hat used two new stitches the kitchner stitch, to join the top, and the heel stitch. Supposedly, the heel stitch is used in making socks, so I guess that makes me one step closer to learning how to knit socks.
I opted not to block the hat as the instructions indicated as I thought the rolled brim added more character. The hat has a modest amount of stretch to accommodate a growing child.
The pattern can be found here.
This is likely one of my favorite hats that I am sending to Kenya. I found a great pattern for this hat on the Close Knit Blog. I have fallen in love with this pattern and I definitely see a dishcloth made using this stitch pattern in the near future.
How He Loves by David Crowder is one of my favorite praise songs. It compares Christ’s love for me to that of a hurricane. It completely surrounds me on every side.
The body of the hat is a simple pattern (knit 9, purl 1). Worked in a round, it came together quickly. It does however, make a rather large hat that would be adult or teen size.
This is the first of a dozen hats going to Kenya. Since they are needing all sizes, I have enjoyed not having to worry about gauges and final size.
A little over a year ago I began making a blanket / throw for my daughter. Well it is finally done.
This project began strong. I found a pattern a free pattern on-line and started knitting. In the beginning I was able to take it with me, but it soon grew too large. Then when I missed the original deadline of my daughter’s birthday, the project was set aside. At one point I even lost the thing and could not work on it. But here it is, all finished.
Recently our AHG troop had a lock-in centered around the book Frieda B. Herself by Renata Bowers. Frieda B. is a young girl with a big imagination, and she is a big dreamer. She shows us that we too can dream big. And God can use those dreams to bless others. To learn more about Frieda B, check out her website here.
But I digress… here is the SWAP we made for the night.
If you would like to make this SWAP, it is super easy. Begin by printing the file below and cut along the solid line. Fold each piece of paper in half and write your name and troop number on the blank section (which will become the back of the SWAP). Then place a single cotton ball in a 2×3 inch jewelry bag. Attach the paper header with a staple and add a safety pin.
Hope you enjoy, and keep dreaming.