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« on: November 20, 2013 11:35:08 AM »

Every year my knitting group makes hats, scarves and gloves for an area homeless shelter, which we drop off the week before Thanksgiving.  A lot of the hats I'm making for the "13 in '13" knit-along are heading there way, but I wanted to share the quickest, most satisfying pattern I've found.

Margaret Radcliffe, in her Circular Knitting Workshop book, calls it the Helix Hat; it's a simple roll-brim cap with jogless stripes.  It's a quick knit, and I've used up a lot of small bits of leftovers in a delightful way!  You can make them short and perky, long and slouchy, decorate them with pompoms, tassels or buttons, dress 'em up or down -- and still finish them in a night or two!

(In fact, it's kinda addictive -- I can't stop making them!)







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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013 10:14:29 PM »

Awesome! If they're that quick to knit, I wouldn't mind giving knit items away! Haha I learned how to knit from my grandmother and she is so fast that she donates just about everything she makes. She makes a LOT of baby stuff. If a friend buys me the yarn I don't mind making up a hat or scarf for them, otherwise nuh uh you're not getting all that time I spent knitting... Unless it's xmas. I think it's because I had such a hard time reading patterns before.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013 05:36:16 AM »

What a great thing to do, and such stylish hats! I'd pay for one. Smiley

I'm planning on making lots of hats for the cancer centre, so knit on!
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013 11:24:27 AM »

Knits like these are how I redeem all the time I spend watching TV.  Truly mindless knitting!  Plus it's kinda cool when you see one of your hats around town, which has actually happened before...
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