My three hats will go out in the next shipment, which may go to our local Occupy Lansing protest at the Capital Building if they are needed or may head out to NYC. Either way, I hope my hats will help keep someone warm.
|Occupy Hat #1|
|Occupy Hat #3|
Occupy Hat #3 used up the last of the lopi (huzzah!) and used the last of my leftovers of Mission Falls 1824 wool in grey, and a bit of some Dalegarn Free Style. This hat was knit when I was recovering from my first winter cold, which may have been Strep. Using up the last of my MF 1824 was painful. I loved that yarn.
Pattern: Belugah Slouch Hat
Yarn: Khroma in Aegean. 50% Merino, 50% alpaca by The Fibre Company (now discontinued)
Needles: US 4, 9, 10.
Mods: I worked the pattern as written, then after working with the US10s for a while, I decided I wanted to make the hat a bit warmer, so I went down to a size 9. It was a simple and fun pattern, and I also finished this hat in the car on the way to Rhinebeck.
My next few hats will be for a local charity. I would really like to donate them to the Greater Lansing Food Bank, but I am not sure they want knit hats. Guess it couldn't hurt to ask!