The green sweater is coming along, but this week I took time out to knit a couple of hats. Tuesday at Knit Night, Linda told us JPS in Ft. Worth called because they need hats for their chemo patients. Linda keeps a box by the door at her yarn store Jenning Street Yarns, but right now the box is empty. She asked if we could help.
This my first hat ever! I've already washed it and it did shrink some, but someone out there will be able to wear it. This is the Elann den-m-nit medium blue. I had one skein this color. I have 10 yards left. It makes a nice beanie. I have two more skeins, one of the dark and one natural. I plan to try a couple more beanie patterns until I find one I like. This one is OK.
This cotton candy confection is my second hat. I followed the bernat pattern for their boucle yarn. This pink boucle is part of the Bernat baby line, but when I bought it the color was right for what I was working on. I intentionally put in eyelets so the recipient can weave ribbon through for a little variety. I crocheted a chain of double stranded fun fur as a place holder. I have one more ball of pink boucle the same size as the ball I used on this hat. I plan to make a second hat, but I'm going to make it a little smaller. This hat fits me and I have a big head and thick hair. The chemo hats should be smaller. I'm in hopes this hat will meet someone's need, even if it is on the large side.
They have the prayer shawl ministry (which is fantastic). These are my Hallelujah Hats. I'm following the same philosophy as the prayer shawl ministry in that I'm praying for the recipients as I knit the hat. I don't know who they are, but God does. I'm praying that He brings them joy and peace in this trying time.
I'm going to work on the sweater tonight, but I'll have more Hallelujah Hats soon.
"Be still and know that I am God" - Ps 46:10