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That's me up there ... the one knitting a hat. I'm the one always knitting a hat, actually. My name is Robyn Devine. I'm a wife, a mama. I make hats and give them away.

I love to make hats because hats are simple -- they take just one skein of yarn, can be carried with you wherever you go, and don't need any special measurements. Most people's heads fall under one of three or four sizes (baby, child, smaller adult, larger adult) so you can be fairly certain the hat you've made will fit one of these four sizes of person depending on the number of stitches on your needle.

Hats can do quite a bit to keep a person warm. Little babies have a hard time regulating their temperature, so a hat can mean the difference between health and sickness. For folks living on the street, a hat can help stave off sickness in the coldest of temperatures. Naval ships run cold (something to do with all the metal ...) so a hat can help keep soldiers warm while on and off duty.

I've been knitting hats and giving them away since 2009, when I set a goal to make 100 hats using 100 different patterns over the course of a year. I finished that challenge a week before the self-imposed deadline, and never looked back!

Right now (summer 2015) I'm making hats (and other things) to donate to the Salaam Cultural Museum, which collects items for Syrian refugees. To date, there are over 4 million Syrian refugees, in a crisis that has spanned decades, leaving 1 in 4 Syrians displaced. It is too great a problem for me to fully fathom, but what little I can do, I am doing. 


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Sandoval Hat

Simple and easy to knit, the Sandoval Hat can be made with or without a folded brim, using just about any worsted weight yarn you have on-hand, and looks great either solid or striped! Note: You will use between 100 and 200 yards of yarn for this hat, depending on the sie you make.

MATERIALS NEEDED * One skein I Love This Yarn! (100% acrylic; 355 yards/325 meters per 198 grams)
* US 9 / 5.5 mm straight needles (for flat knitting)
* US 9 / 5.5 mm 16" circular needle (for circular knitting)
* size US 9 / 5.5 mm double-pointed needles (for circular knitting)
* Darning needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE 16 sts x 4" in stockinette (row gauge unimportant)

SIZES baby (toddler, child, adult) = 9 (10, 11, 12) inches wide, un-stretched.

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Simple Slouch Hat

This slouchy beanie is perfect for first-time knitters. Basic techniques make it a quick knit for all skill levels, and the modern style makes it the perfect gift!
YARN One skein I Love This Yarn! (100% acrylic; 355 yards/325 meters per 198 grams) 

NEEDLES US 9 / 5.5 mm 16" circular needle 

NOTIONS Darning needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE
16 sts x 20 rows = 4" in stockinette

SIZES
baby (toddler, child, adult) = 14 (16, 18, 20) inches wide, un-stretched.
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Refuge Hat Pattern

FINALLY sharing the Refuge Hat pattern! I've been using this for months now, and keep saying I'm going to get it written up, and then .... life. But yesterday I got the whole thing written up, so today you get to meet Refuge!

This isn't a pattern that no one has ever used before, by any means. It borrows from the Shanti Hat pattern for the brim, and from a few other crochet hat patterns I've seen around for the body. But rather than just continuing to share a few mods on Instagram each time I share a photo, I wrote it all down, turned it into a PDF, and am sharing it for free!

Here are the official deets from Ravelry, and you can also DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN here!

Perfect for donation, the Refuge Hat uses HDC throughout to create a thick and comfy texture that will keep your head warm in any conditions. Make it in wool or acrylic, cotton or blends, and donate it to every place that accepts hats!


YARN:
Approx 140 yds worsted weight yarn.

I have used Vanna’s Choice, Hobby…