Charity Knitting with Fancy Image Yarn
Charity items are knit and crocheted by many caring folks for many organizations. While Myra eats lunch at the 2008 New Year's Day "Pajama Party" at Fancy Image Yarn, Carol busily knits a tiny baby hat like the ones seen here. The hats are sent to Afghans for Afghans for their baby campaign.
Carol's hats are knit using the Fancy Image Yarn DK merino and are used for babies at the CURE Hospital in Kabul. CURE International transforms the lives of disabled children and their families in the developing world through medical and spiritual healing, serving all by establishing specialty teaching hospitals, building partnerships, and advocating for these children. Afghanistan is one of twelve countries with a CURE Hospital.
This is one of the babies from CURE Hospital wearing a hat knit by some caring knitter. The two hats are shown here with a quarter so you can get an idea of the small size of these hats made to fit approx 10 - 15" heads.
Carol says, "These hats take approximately one ounce of Myra's DK yarn. Sometimes I knit them completely with one color. When I need some variety or don't have enough of one color to complete a hat, I use two colors, changing colors every row. It is also a way to use the light colors of yarn since they don't really want light colored hats that will easily show dirt. See how the light blue yarn blends in with the other skein which has darker colors along with some blue? The other picture shows a hat knit with entirely with variegated yarn (left). The hat on the right was knit with the same variegated yarn and some yellow yarn, changing colors every row. Interesting, isn't it? You wouldn't think it was even the same yarn. And it's also interesting how different it looks compared to the one knit with blue yarn even though I changed colors every row on both hats! You can't guess when you look at a solid and a variegated yarn how the patterning will come out so it makes it something of a mystery hat."
Materials: Approx 1 ounce Fancy Image Yarn DK
Needles: One 11” Size 6 circular needle and size 6 dpn’s
My hats are knit in the round and measure approx 3.75” across when laid flat. You want to make sure they will stretch to at least 10 inches. I knit loose so my hats are pretty stretchy.
CO 68 sts. Join, being careful not to twist the yarn. Knit in 2x2 ribbing until the hat measures six inches.
Rnd 1: Knit 2 together around (34 sts)
Rnd 2: Knit 34 sts around
Rnd 3: With dpn’s, Knit 2 together around (17 sts)
Rnd 4: Knit 17 sts around
Rnd 5: Knit 2 together around, ending K1
Rnd 6: Knit 9 sts around
Cut leaving a 6” yarn tail. With tapestry needle, pull thread through remaining sts. Pull tight, closing the hole. Weave in yarn tails.
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