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Old 02-28-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Helmet Lners for the Troops
Has anyone made the citizensam (http://www.citizensam.org/) troop helmet liners? I just found out about these and would love to give it a try. But in reading the pattern it states that gauge must be EXACT, that even 1/2 stitch will make the size wrong and they will be unusable.

So I am a bit wary of trying it, gauge after all is a variable thing. It seems odd that 1/2 stitch could be so crucial, given the variety in the size of peoples head.

I ordered the suggested yarn but now am concerned that my efforts will be for nothing, if they are not spot on guage wise.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:09 PM   #2
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I made an Operation Helmetliner a couple years ago, so my pattern might have been a bit different. They appreciated my helmetliner very much. I think I'll make another one. Thanks for the reminder!


Here's how it looked as it was being made:















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Old 05-30-2009, 10:18 AM   #3
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I would like to knit some of these too, I just need to get the time and the correct color yarn. We have a local national guard troop getting deployed next April so I think it would be nice to send some with them.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:45 PM   #4
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I made two helmet liners in May for the project. You can read about it on my blog HERE and HERE.
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I have made 3 so far. They are a quick knit. I love Shandah's but my directions gave pretty limited color choices and they had to be solid (black,khaki,brown), they encouraged black but I used brown.

I have enough yarn to make 10 and am trying to make one every few weeks. I'll post a pic later.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:31 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
.....I love Shandah's but my directions gave pretty limited color choices and they had to be solid (black,khaki,brown), they encouraged black but I used brown......
Exactly. I used bits of different yarns in my wool stash to make that one. Now, I'm starting another one with ONE color throughout, because that's what they recommend now.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:50 AM   #7
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I'm so disappointed....I just read on the Citizen SAM site that they will no longer be allowed to send the the helmet liners to the troops. I just purchased all the supplies I would need so I could start one. November is the last time they will accept them so if you've started one, get it in quickly!!

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I will check the Red Cross Liasion re beanie type liners
Originally Posted by wdkeyser View Post
I'm so disappointed....I just read on the Citizen SAM site that they will no longer be allowed to send the the helmet liners to the troops. I just purchased all the supplies I would need so I could start one. November is the last time they will accept them so if you've started one, get it in quickly!!

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Thanks for the update Wendy - I will check with the Red Cross Liasion re the beanie type liners.

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That is sad!
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
That is sad!
Dear kae1crafts,

GinnyG has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Helmet Lners for the Troops - in the Charity Knitting forum of KnittingHelp.com Forum.


This thread is located at:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...9&goto=newpost

Here is the message that has just been posted:
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I just went to the Citizen Sam website and could find nothing about them not accepting the helmet liners after November......
http://citizensam.org/

Could you link the information?

Ginny,

The info came from Wendy in post 30 of this thread. I don't have the link.

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