Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bon Voyage Hats!

It was recently suggested to me that I join Kristy's Quest, where as many hats as possible were to be knitted and crochetted so that Kristy could take them to orphanages in the Ukraine, where it's extremely cold and the indoor heating is pretty unreliable. The deadline was Sept. 5th, so I've been busy churning out hats like a maniac the last few weeks. I made 9 total.

4 basic crochetted hats (improvised pattern)

3 smaller crochetted hats (bottom center has a lining),
an improvised cable hat and an Elizabeth Zimmerman Maltese Hat.

...and then this one came about, but it was too small to send (baby size). So, I wrote out the pattern, and here it is:

Mini Muffin Hat

...and then I wanted an adult sized one, but a little different, and for self-striping yarn and I came up with:

Rook Hat
pictured hats made with Noro Kureyon (left) and SWTC Karaoke (right)
1. Free Ravelry Download
2. On my Free Patterns Page

...and finally, of course, I ended up wanting a matching, reversible scarf...

Rook Scarf

There is more knitting and crochetting going on that I can't blog about yet, and one more free pattern coming soon (crochetted newsboy cap)!


  1. That is such a wonderful thing to do. The hats look great.

  2. you've been very prolific! nice!

  3. Wow, you've been busy...all the hats are wonderful!!

    I LOVE the rook hat with the self striping yarn...just awesome :)

  4. look at all those fabulous hats!! i love that you're giving them to charity, too. good job!!! the mini-muffin hat is super cute, as well. : )

  5. hi again! the memes are going around again and you won an award over at my blog! : )

  6. I loved this pattern the first time I saw it on your blog!! I promptly printed it out and started the hat. The hat is done and I love it! I am half way done with the scarf. Thanks so much for such a nice and well written pattern!

  7. I miss your blog. I hope everything is okay.

    Wishing you all the best.