November Projects

Hats, Hats and more Hats!

Lots of hats for charity.

I recently found yarn for less than $1.00 per skein at both Michael’s and Joanne Fabrics (Vanna’s Choice, Vanna’s Tapestry, Bernat Softee Chunky Solids & Bernat Softee Ombre).

What better use for it than hats to be donated to the homeless.

Looking for an organization in my area, I found Beth’s Hats for Hope. They accept hats and scarves for men, woman and children (no pompoms/beads/bows/etc. on hats or scarves for children due to choking hazard).

Beth’s Hats for Hope
41 Hillcrest Road
Whitinsville Ma 01588

I searched the internet for fast, cute hat patterns and found the following:

Yarnspirations Quick Pompom Hat. Made with Bernat Softee Chunky.

I found the starting chain (for an adult) of 36 to be way too small.  I increased to 50 chains.  In the solid color, I had enough to make the hat and pompom.  Using the ombre, I had just enough for the hat.  This yarn is so soft and I’m sure these hats will help keep someone warm (forgive the pictures, quick pictures taken as it has been a busy week). I still have 2 skeins left so I’m on the search for another hat pattern to make (any suggestions?).

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Snappy Tots EZPZ Ski Hat. Made with Vanna’s Tapestry in Peru.

Very cute hat!  I made the teen/adult size and chose to make the ribbed brim (FPDC/BPDC).

I may use the second skein for a simple scarf.


Tasha Wells’ Spiral Beanie. Made with Vanna’s Choice

So far, I’ve made Miss ME a Spiral Beanie.  I plan on making E one in blue and then a third one for charity.

Now, Miss ME will be turning 2 at the end of December and I had to make the teen size for her noggin.  I don’t think her head is exceptionally large, so plan accordingly if making this pattern (I even used a larger size hook and still had to frog the first hat and move up to the teen size).  I really like this hat and the heathered color of the yarn really pops.  I also really like the SS brim (I did use a 10mm hook to do the brim so it didn’t become too tight).

Despite the pictures, she really does like the hat!

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I am also, as always, working on my Around the Bases CAL and will be posting an update on that next week.

My other projects for November are:

My knit Triangle Shawl (taking a looooong time to complete.  The joy of fast crocheting has put this on the back burner for a bit).

My Neat Ripple Blanket for my friend’s daughter.

Linking to thistlebear’s Winter Project Link Party

Find me on Ravelry: MrsMcD918

Happy Knitting & Crocheting!

3 thoughts on “November Projects

  1. Jo says:

    I’m sure your lovely hats will be put to very good use by some homeless people, what a great cause. I’ve only ever knitted hats, I’ve never had a go at crocheting any. Miss ME looks lovely in her hat.


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