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Old 07-20-2006, 08:05 AM   #1
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CHARITY KNITTING - Caps for the Capital
I just found a really EASY way for us to knit for charity. All you have to do is knit or crochet ONE BABY CAP!

This would be a good project to use with beginning knitters, too!

http://www.savethechildren.org/capstothecapital/
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting- I was honestly just about to make a baby cap for Newborns in Need, and I'm glad I found another site that I can make a cap for.
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:51 PM   #3
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You're welcome! I was glad when I found the site too. It's a fast and easy way to be part of something important.
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I got an email today from Bernat about that, sounds like an awesome idea!
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I just finished my first hat and boy did it go fast. It helps that the cast on is only 48 sts. They request that the hats be on the small size due to newborns in under developed countries being on the small side. Also since the mail date for final contributions is January, I am hoping to get several done whenever I need a quick mindless project.
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Ohh I'm going to have to do that!

Do they have a softness requirement?
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Originally Posted by Jenelle
Do they have a softness requirement?
A circumference of 9" to 11" is ideal. Use any smooth, washable yarn. Any infant pattern is fine so long as it is a suitable size and will keep the baby’s head warm. Use either sport or worsted weight yarns. Scrap yarns are fine, and the patterns can be varied as desired with stripes or other color combinations.

Here is the PDF document with the pattern:
http://www.savethechildren.org/capst...ages/kit11.pdf
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I just read about this today and will be participating.

Glad you guys are in on it too!

Maybe we should start a Knit a Long for it out here? Then we can share pictures of the caps we make.

What do you think?
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Originally Posted by jamadian75
Maybe we should start a Knit a Long for it out here? Then we can share pictures of the caps we make.

What do you think?
I think that would be a great idea.
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I'm ALL FOR IT! Would one of you ladies like to start the thread? I'm injured in bed right now, so I would appreciate the help.
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