This is what was inside that box from Barbara H., which I had a chance to open up over the weekend!
It was full of hats, in all sizes and colours!
Thank you so much, Barbara, and your SIL too. Yes, this will definitely help so many during the coming cold winter months!
I finally managed to sort through the donations that came in over the summer. For some, I did manage a quick photo and post over on the Facebook page, but not on here because I wanted to feature them properly. Next time, I’ll do better and post quick posts to both.
Yarn donations came in anonymously. Thank you so much for these. If you see your donation here, let me know, so that we can thank you properly.
I also had two meet-ups – thanks to Kerri and Joanne for your generous contributions!
And there was an anonymous hats donation that came in. Well, I couldn’t find the name on the box/packaage/return label. So if this is your donation, please let us know so that we can thank you properly.
Hats, scarves and blanket from Diane K and Cyndy S. Thanks so much for your generous contributions!
We are off to a great start this year, and ready for the winter cold!
Thank you all for your help and support of the cause.
Ok, so now that I have an idea of how a slouchy is constructed, I’ve been practising by making some more 🙂
And one minion – finally!
What have you been working on?
Big donation in … Diane, from Clifton, NJ dropped off three boxes of hats, scarves, and gloves! Thank you so much!
And she has also nicely matched and bundled them up, ready for giving.
And this is the best idea yet … Buy the gloves, and then knit or crochet a hat and scarf to match the gloves, and you’ve got an almost-instant set!
Isn’t that a great idea? I don’t know how to knit mittens and gloves … why didn’t I think of that before? Those ‘magic’ one-size-fits-all gloves from the 99-cent stores are always good; I’ve seen some good ones on sale at Walmart’s too.
I’m getting all excited to start this up again, specially now that the cold winds are here.
The pattern for the NYCH-HHI Hat: Ribbed and Striped is out!
Caron Simply Soft/H8-5.0mm
I’ve fiddled around with this so much, I think that it’s ready. This is the first time I’ve tried to write out a pattern, and then test it to see if it does what it’s supposed to. I think that it does, but if you do come across something that doesn’t work out, please let me know.
Looking forward to seeing all your creations with this pattern.
Now … to work on a knit version. Or would somebody like to take up that challenge?
The NYC-HHI Hat reveal:
Apologies it’s taken so long to post this; there was an unexpected rush of activities, and I didn’t want to rush posting this with half the information.
Here’s what I plan for the hat:
Design: single ribs and stripes
Variations on the NYC-HHI Hat:
1) solid teal colour, in any design/pattern of your choosing;
2) teal and other colour; main colour is teal; accent colour can be in any other colour; in any design/pattern of your choosing;
3) the NYC-HHI hat design, in any colour.
Here’s variations on the pattern/design, modeled by son, Justin:
Variegated yarn works well with the design; the stripes will line up nicely. Solid colours work well too; it shows up the ribbed texture.
The pattern is being written up. I’ve been too ambitious, writing up a pattern for the first time. I hope to iron that out and post it up in a couple of days.
Thanks for your help and support.
The search for the NYC-HHI hats: the top three are :
Hat no. 6 – Double Ribbed hat – 19 votes
Hat No 1: Single Ribbed Hat – 16 votes
Hat No. 3: Moss/Seed Stitch Hat
There’s still time to make a choice!
Chosen design will be announced tomorrow.