Karen is working on a project for Catholic Charities that celebrates the birthdays of the women residents of a local homeless shelter. We gathered up these scarves, hats, and shawls to start her inventory of gifts and I'm sure we'll be contributing on an ongoing basis.
I finished a hat from a free pattern that I found while surfing the Berroco yarn site. I tried to find it for you, but I can't seem to locate it any longer on their website. But there are plenty of others from which to choose at www.berroco.com
This hat calls for two skeins of Berroco Mettalic sock yarn of complimentary colors but I had this unlabeled sock yarn in my stash and it looked like it would be a good candidate for this hat. It is started by knitting blocks to form the bottom band into a circle. Then the stitches are picked up along one edge and the cap portion is knitted to the top. Ear flaps are added lastly and then a single crochet edge finishes it off.
The self patterning yarns give it a very complicated looking pattern, but in reality it was only time consuming, not very difficult with some knitting experience under your belt.
This hat will be added to our upcoming donation to St. Margaret's in Albany. We still have April and May to finish our Parson's donations which are coming along swimmingly!
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