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Old 10-11-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Hat & Mitten set for Alaska Head Start Program
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.)
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?
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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Here's the link posted in the other thread:
http://playnlearn.e-siteworks.com/headstart/

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!
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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.
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You did a beautiful job. Some little person is going to be very happy to receive those.
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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.
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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!)
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Iwouldratherbeknitting, I love this set! You did a great job!
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They look great and such a pretty colour.
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Really nice set,lovely colour just great for a little kid
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Very nice set and such a pretty color!
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