Your greatness is not what you have, it's what you give.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A few pretty things

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

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!


AlisonH said...

A knitted hat that looks like granny square crochet, only I like it better knitted. Very cool. Very creative.

Anonymous said...

The hat is gorgeous! I hope whoever gets it will love it as much as I love looking at it!
Such wonderful work you do!

Karin said...

That sock yarn was an OPAL yarn several years ago that people went nuts over so much, they had to re-issue it after they ahd already discontinued it once!