Customer Love | Volume I

November 17, 2014




I love it when people knit up hats from my patterns, and then share photos of their finished hats with me!

Today, I'm sharing some adorable baby photos featuring my Lennon Hat Pattern, all thanks to Adalia Eden Photographie! Based in Gatineau, Quebec, this lovely photographer has whipped through Lennon in a wide variety of sizes and colors in record time, and I love how they've turned out!

You can buy the Lennon Hat Pattern in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The pattern uses worsted weight acrylic, and is sized for newborns through 12 months!

Have you used a She Makes Hats pattern? I'd love to share photos of your finished hats in my next Customer Love post - simply e-mail your photos to shemakeshats@gmail.com, or just tag them with #shemakeshats on Instagram!!

Falan Hat

November 13, 2014


All-over texture makes the slouchy Falan Hat a fun knit for experienced knitters, while the construction is simple enough for a beginner hat maker, all while the slouch makes it perfect for winter weather.

YARN
1 skein Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% acrylic, 50% wool; 90y / 82m per 127g)

NEEDLES
US 11 / 8.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 15 / 10.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 15 / 10.00 mm double pointed needles

NOTIONS
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Marker

GAUGE
8 sts x 12 rows = 4” in stockinette

SIZES
baby (toddler, child, adult) = 16 (18, 20, 22)” unstretched

Buy on Ravelry.
Buy on Etsy.

Impossible Hats For The Holidays! (and the winter weather that's coming!)

November 10, 2014

Today it it still warm here in Omaha, but it sounds like all over the country folks are already getting hit with the ARCTIC BLAST that's about to sweep over just about all of America. Cold weather is replacing gorgeous fall days, which means the time for bundling up is here!

The She Makes Hats Etsy Shop is stocked full of Impossible Hats in 15 colors, plus almost a dozen ready to ship hats (with more being added later this week!), perfect for helping keep you and those you love warm, while also helping build schools and send kids to school through Pencils Of Promise.

I've committed to raising $5,000 before the end of 2015 to help build schools and send kids to school, and I donate all the proceeds from every hat purchase to this cause. So when you purchase a hat, you're not only keeping your noggin warm, you're also helping send kids to school!

Grab a hat from my Etsy shop today!

Drew Hat

November 6, 2014


Meet the Drew Hat!Mock cables give this hat a feminine look while still keeping your head warm through the winter, thanks to the chunky wool yarn.

YARN
1 skein Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% acrylic, 50% wool; 90y / 82m per 127g)

NEEDLES
US 11 / 8.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 15 / 10.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 15 / 10.00 mm double pointed needles

NOTIONS
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Marker

GAUGE
8 sts x 12 rows = 4” in stockinette

SIZES
baby (child, adult) = 15 (18, 22)” unstretched

Buy the pattern on Ravelry.
Buy the pattern on Etsy.

Nest Maine Needs Our Help!

November 5, 2014


I've already sent several boxes of hats to one of my favorite charities - Nest: Maine! They've already gotten snow in the Portland (Maine, not Oregon) area this season, and Jean is already taking bags of donations to local shelters.

At her most recent drop-off, she learned there is a HUGE need for warm mittens in all sizes, but especially for kids as young as 2. So I'm going to break out of my hat donation mold for a bit, and get some mittens on my needles! Hopefully I can work up some from my stash and add them to my next hat box.

Since I'm not normally a mitten maker, I did a quick search of Ravelry for mittens that I can make with the yarn already in my stash - worsted and aran weight wool. I plan to add an extra inch or so to the wrist cuffs, both to help keep them on and to add a bit of extra warmth, and will work up as many different sizes as I can!


Bev's Two Needle Mittens For Kids is a free pattern that's perfect for folks who don't want to use dpns! The pattern comes with two sizes, and the Ravelry notes have a link to an adult version as well!


Another Pair Of Mittens is a free toddler mittens pattern. Perfect for using up leftover bits of yarn, Jean mentioned there is a high need for toddler sized mittens, so this one might get lots of time on my needles.


Basic Cuff-Up Mittens is a free pattern that uses Cascade 220. Lucky for me, I have a bit of that in my stash, so plan to dig that out this week and use it up with this pattern!


The Basic Pattern For Children's Mittens is also free, and this one uses four dpns. Sizes from 4-6 years through to small adult means this pattern could easily be a go-to for almost all sizes!


Cruiser is a free pattern that offers a bit more design for those out there who are more seasoned mitten makers, and looking for something more than stockinette.


Mittens For All is a free pattern written for acrylic yarn! Nest needs wooly mittens, but I'm holding onto this one anyhow, as sometimes patterns written for wool don't work as well for acrylic, and you never know when I'll want to make mittens with acrylic as well.


The Stars Or Stripes free pattern is written for toddlers, preschoolers and children, which definitely helps in the "small mittens are needed" way.


I love making waffle stitch hats, so the free Waffle Mittens pattern will help me make a few hat/mitten sets, I think!


The Waiting For Winter pattern costs $4, but it comes with instructions for three hand sizes AND a fingerless mitts version!


Warmest Mittens says it fits an "average woman's size hand", so this free pattern will work well as a good general mitten pattern.

I'd love for you to use one of these patterns (or another of your favorites!) and send a pair or two along to Nest: Maine. Here's their PO Box for those interested in helping out:

Jean Lee
NestMaine
P.O. Box 6011
Falmouth, Maine, 04105

I'll be sharing my pile of mittens before I send it off, and I hope you'll consider sending a few pair, as well!

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