Jun 4, 2011

my first charity hat for June!

pattern: Boys Town Beanie, my own pattern {free download here}
yarn: Cascade Yarns Superwash 220 Paints, #9824 green; used 125 yards {yarn was donated by Carrie}
needles: US 9 / 5.5mm 16" circs and DPNs

Some knitters put away their wool as the temperatures rise for the summer, but I like to work on small projects even as the June, July and August months. I'm on a mission to knit 10,000 charity items in my lifetime after all, and a goal like that waits for no one!

I love using this hat pattern for nest: Maine donations - knit with a gender-neutral colored yarn, this hat will work well for just about anyone who it's given to, male or female. The ribbing means the hat will stretch to fit the largest of heads, and by knitting for a full 9" before decreasing, this hat will stretch to fit over almost anyone's ears. All necessary when donating to states that get some super cold weather!

Special thanks go out to Carrie, who sent me over a box of amazing yarn. AMAZING yarn. Seriously - she boxed up Cascade 220, Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride, Araucania Magallanes, Cascade Eco + (which my husband wants me to use for him!), some Thick N Quick, and a ball of Sheepish!

By my books, that's quite the haul, and all of it is going to some amazing charity knits!

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