View Full Version : Hat & Mitten set for Alaska Head Start Program

10-11-2008, 09:06 AM
I saw in the Charity forum (I think that is where I saw it) that they needed warm hats/mittens for the children in Alaska's Head Start Program (4 year olds) that aren't sent to school w/ mittens and gloves.

I am an elementary art teacher and just traced a couple of the smaller kindergartener's hands when they came to art class so I'd have an idea of the proper size needed for mittens.

Here is the set that I finished.. (I have another hat made and will try to find time to make matching mittens.)http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2930766361_98029cc251.jpg
The yarn is a wonderful soft wool acrylic blend that I had purchased when I used to live in Italy. It is tiny little flecks of red, blue, etc mixed in here and there. I had these 2 balls for a few years and I decided that it was time for them be 'made into something' ....

hat and mittens were just 'winged'... so, no pattern.. I did write down what I did on the mitten so I could make another the same size! ;)

NOW, does anyone know the address that I'm supposed to send this to?

10-11-2008, 02:16 PM
Here's the link posted in the other thread:

and wow!
Your work is awesome - - to imagine just knitting those up without a pattern? I'm amazed!
(I never try ANYTHING without a pattern :)
This inspires me to knit up something to help out as well....
Thanks for posting!
Karen G
in GA

10-11-2008, 04:54 PM
Kayrun- thanks... I'll try to get these mailed out soon.

AND you can do it... once you've made one hat... you can wing them.... honest.

10-11-2008, 07:13 PM
You did a beautiful job. Some little person is going to be very happy to receive those. :thumbsup:

10-12-2008, 02:33 AM
Those are very cute!

Good cause, as it's very cold up there. Kids seem to be double bundled most winter days.

I could not live there anymore, not hardy enough to do so.

10-12-2008, 02:50 AM
I was never sturdy enough to live in ALASKA! :D Let's see if I can make it through my first GERMAN WINTER... The fog that lasts all day... is already getting to me. (The only fog that I've known in the past-- was burned off by the sun around 9am... not here... 4pm and there will still be FOG around!)

10-12-2008, 04:21 AM
Iwouldratherbeknitting, I love this set! You did a great job!:yay:

sue in canada
10-12-2008, 07:58 AM
They look great and such a pretty colour.

10-12-2008, 08:58 AM
Really nice set,lovely colour just great for a little kid

10-12-2008, 11:09 AM
Very nice set and such a pretty color!

10-13-2008, 09:26 AM
:happydance: Great job!

10-14-2008, 03:21 PM
great hat and a great idea for a charity

10-15-2008, 09:24 AM
Great set!:thumbsup: I especially love the little ear flaps--will keep someone's little ears warm.

10-15-2008, 03:26 PM
I thought that the hat 'might' last an extra year or two w/ the earflaps on it too... ??

10-15-2008, 11:26 PM
Lovely set! Sounds like a wonderful program!