Monday, June 25, 2012

Giving Comfort

Remember these hats I knit to donate to the Afghans for Afghans project via Cephalopod Yarns?

Malabrigo Yarns Chunky, colorways Mariposa and Bobby Blue
Well, I decided to write up the pattern and offer it for free for anybody in need of some last-minute donation inspiration. If you still intend to send some knits to Cephalopod Yarns, remember their deadline is June 30th. The hats are knit with bulky weight yarn on size 10 (6.0mm) needles so they work up in a flash. I knit both of those hats within three days. The pattern includes three sizes: small (child-teenager), medium (average adult), and large (larger adult) and the resulting fabric is nice and stretchy so there is plenty of leeway in sizing. The stitch pattern is simple and the purl ridges provide a nice textural interest. The crown of the hat is shaped so that it is nicely rounded, not pointy as can sometimes happen. I hope you enjoy, and I'd love to see pictures of any hats you make with it!

Giving Comfort

In other news, Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne over at Mason-Dixon Knitting are starting a campaign to supply Stephen Colbert with a lifetime supply of knitted socks if he covers the Ravelympics controversy on his show. How crazy would that be? You can read the blog post about their scheme over here and join the Ravelry group here, if you're interested. I haven't signed up, myself, since man-sized socks are not my favorite thing to knit but I do think it is a hilarious idea.


  1. Heehee, it would be awesome if they covered the story on his show. You are so wonderful for writing up this simple little pattern, thank you! I also love the one on the left!

    1. Thank you! :) I like the variegated colorway, too.

  2. Sounds like fun! I love your pattern! My hat (not your pattern tho) is in the mail today :)


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