A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 300,911
Currently Running With Scissors:
352 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Stripes ahoy!  (Read 504 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
yofi
« 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!)







THIS ROCKS   Logged
TkRainy
Offline Offline

Posts: 210
Joined: 31-Mar-2009

Everybody wants a big ol' slice of a little pie


View Profile WWW
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SanDorfALot
SanDorfALot
Offline Offline

Posts: 668
Joined: 01-Jun-2005

Chaotic Good


View Profile
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Twice the mayham, triple the force, ten times the action: total hardcore.
CraftasaurusRex
yofi
« 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...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Gameday Recipes: Maui Cheese-Steak Sliders
Gameday Recipes: Irish Stout Cheese Stuffed Burgers
How to Make Homemade Chips and Dips For the Big Game
How to Make the Carolina BBQ Pork Burger
How to Bake Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag
Tute Tuesday: Honkin' Big Beach Ball Snowman

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.