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Quiara
10-03-2006, 07:19 PM
I've been on a hat kick lately. I love knitting them for homeless shelters or as chemo caps or any number of things. This is one I finished this weekend (they're almost instant gratification, aren't they?).

ETA: this is also the first pattern I've written. I'm more thrilled with that fact, simple as it is, than I am with the actual hat. And I'm kinda partial to the hat. I think it's fun.

Jenelle
10-03-2006, 08:18 PM
I like it! :cheering:

callmesusan
10-03-2006, 08:51 PM
WTG! The hat looks great in that yarn--I like all the colors.

gardenmommy
10-03-2006, 10:58 PM
I like! :thumbsup:

Quiara
10-03-2006, 11:01 PM
Thanks everybody. Arkansas Children's Hospital has been collecting chemo caps since June 1 of this year. The goal is to have 10,000 by the end of November. Already, more than 6,000 have been collected. I'm doing my best to help increase the number. I want them to get to the goal!

Rennagayle
10-04-2006, 10:35 AM
I love the design, Quiara! Is the pattern one you'd like to share? :inlove:

What kinds of yarn are you using for the children's chemo hats? I'm interested in the project.

rebecca
10-04-2006, 01:51 PM
Very nice!!! Congrats to you for writing the pattern, too! And WTG for helping with such a worthy cause :cheering:

Quiara
10-04-2006, 02:39 PM
Rennagayle: I'd be happy to share the pattern. This was my first try at writing one, so I hope I got it right, but if you or anyone else sees any problems with it, let me know. Anyway, on to the hat:

ETA: gauge is something like 17 stiches and 30 rows = 4"

Made with 2 strands of woolease held throughout on size US 10 1/2 needles:
(I used the color "blue mist")

CO 64 stitches (I used long tail cast on) and join without twisting.
K2, P2 around for 1 - 1 1/2 inches
K around for 3 rounds
K2, P2 rib for 3 rounds
K around 3 rounds
K2, P2 rib 1 round
K around until total hat height = 6 1/2"
Begin decreases:
R1: *K2tog, K6* around
R2 (and all even rows): k around
R3: *K2tog, K5* around
R5: *K2tog, K4* around
R7: *K2tog, K3* around
R9: *K2tog, K2* around
R11: *K2tog, K* around
R13: *K2tog* around

Draw yarn through remaining stitches and weave in ends. Ta-da!

Quiara
10-04-2006, 02:41 PM
And you can find out more about Knitting for Noggins here (http://archildrens.org/volunteer/Knitting_for_Noggins.asp).