Tuesday, April 2, 2013

40 hats in 40 days weeks 7

I can't believe that I am finished.  To be honest, part of me is glad in that I can devote some serious time to an afghan I am knitting for Princess for her birthday.  At the same time I hate to see it end because I have so enjoyed working on these baby hats.  The rest of the year it is so easy for me to put my charity crafting at the bottom of the list because the demands of daily life have to be done, but I don't want helping these little ones to get pushed off the list completely.  That is one of the reasons that I give myself this challenge every year.  And hopefully it has inspired you to donate some items yourself.  Here are the last 6 hats of the challenge.

Day 35 - the Best Baby Cloche by Anneliese.  I worked this hat in cotton yarn.  It worked up quick and would be a cute spring hat.  You can find the pattern on her blog, Aesthetic Nest or by clicking here.

Day  36 - Heart on a String designed by Susan B. Anderson.  I used Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn and a size 6 and 9 needle.  You can find the pattern on Spud and Cloe or at this link.  I followed the directions for the baby size and I didn't hold the yarn double.  This gave me more of a newborn size hat.

Day 37 - is the Flowertot Hat designed by "Fuzzy Fingers".  The original pattern can be found here.  I modified the hat though.  I followed directions through round 4.  For round 5 I did 3 dc (pattern calls them trc) in each ch 1 space. Ch 1 between these clusters.  I repeated round 5 six times or until hat measures approximately 4 inches.  Then worked 3 rows of sc and fastened off.

Day 38 - is the Diamond Trellis Toddler Hat designed by Kendrea Beers.  The pattern is available as a direct PDF download here.  

Day 39 - is the Little Sister designed by Linda Permann.  I also used Lion Brand Pound of Love for this hat also.  Since this was not a DK weight yarn as the pattern called for I began with 5 sc.  Otherwise I followed the directions for the baby sized hat.  The finished hat has a 12 inch circumference and is about 4.75 inches tall.  You can download the PDF here.

Day 40 - is the Candy Puffs Beanie designed by "Unfuzzy Boutique".  Although the pattern can be altered for newborn to adult, I really don't think this makes a good newborn hat.  The pattern calls for us to work with two strands of yarn.  I really felt like it was to think using Simply Soft yarn (which the pattern calls for).  This is worked with a single strand of Red Heart Super Saver yarn.  I began with 10 hdc in the magic circle.  At the end of round 2 there are 20 and at the end of round 3 there are 30.  I began the clusters on round 4 and worked 4 rounds of the clusters before working 3 rounds of sc.  I ended up with a newborn size hat (11.5 inch circumference and 4.75 inch height)

And that is it for this years 40 hats in 40 days, but not the end of my charity crafting.

Until next time,


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I am SO SUPER impressed that you took on this challenge and completed it! WOW! 40 hats in 40 days! That is some WORK! I enjoyed seeing and reading about them all. I especially loved that you posted where to find the patterns and your opinions on each of them! All I can say is WOW! I'm really impressed! I'm working on at least 3-4 different projects all at once! LOL! Congrats on finishing them ALL! :-)

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