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Old 09-11-2008, 07:41 PM   #11
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I was wondering what the address was to send the mittens I've made, so I decided to check the internet, and sure enough, they have a website. So I also decided to give them a call and they were thrilled to hear that there are people knitting mittens for them!!!

She said they also could use hats, but that scarves are not something that the children keep on. So I'm going to try to find the size of children's heads so that I can also knit some hats for them.

For anyone needing their address, this is their website with the address: http://playnlearn.e-siteworks.com/headstart/

I spoke with Lisa at the Fairbanks location.

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Old 09-14-2008, 03:18 AM   #12
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Lisa is the best.
Any toddler size pattern should work. 3-5 year range.
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What a great idea. Has anyone heard of such a programme for the children in northern Canada?
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I don't know about canada, the one in the us is run by the federal government so I don't think they would have the same program in canada.
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These are the hats I finished for Head Start - still have to put thumbs on 4 pairs of mittens - then I'm going to send them all to Alaska.

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Susan,

You did an awesome job on those -they're wonderful!!!
I really like that variegated yarn you used on those two hats, too! I am slow at hats for some reason, lol. I can knit a pair of mittens in about 3 hours, but a hat takes me forever!!!

You should be very proud of yourself - think of all lucky children that will wear them!
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Those hats are great! Where did you find the pattern for the ribbed ones?
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Those hats are great! Where did you find the pattern for the ribbed ones?
Thank you Nicole!

I kind of adapted different patterns since I couldn't find a pattern using size 8 needles and a double strand of worsted weight yarn. Most of the hats I cast on 60 stitches, some are 66 stitches. Then I just did ribbing for 8 or 10 rounds, or in the case of the hat with the folded ribbing, I did the ribbing for about 4 inches. Then I switched to stockinette stitch until the hat measured 5.5 to 6 inches. Did decreases starting with knit 8, K2tog around, then knit a round, then knit 7, k2tog around, then knit a round, knit 6, k2tog, etc., until I got down to knit 1, k2tog. Then the next round I k2tog and pulled the tail through the remaining stitches.

I actually did all of them the same except for the beginning - some are rolled brim (just knitting in the round) but the rest is the same. I used a size 8 16 inch circular needle and then switched to dpn when I had to.

Hope that all made sense and answered your question!!! I can't wait to finish the rest of the hats and send them up your way!!!

Oh, these are the mittens I've done - http://www.pbase.com/soozin/image/103306664.jpg and the 3 new hats I've done http://www.pbase.com/soozin/image/103306676.jpg

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This morning there is one and a half inches of snow outside and it reminded me I needed to say thank you to everyone making mittens and hats for the kids. I am sure they will love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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