This has been the coldest week of the year in my part of the UK. It is cold enough for snow, though I haven't seen any yet. After crocheting a large blanket, I am in the mood to relax a little with smaller items. This hat is for a 6 months old baby. I started with a couple of rounds of pale pink, followed by a variegated ribbing and a solid purple for the rest of the hat. All the yarn was left over from the same blanket. So it all matches nicely.
I followed one of my favourite simple hat patterns. It is the Basic Baby Hat by Heather Tucker and I have knitted this many times. The 6 months size uses only 27g of dk yarn. I can recommend this pattern. It is knitted in the round; so there are no uncomfortable seams to worry about.
At this time of year, I like to post off any knits that are ready. It's become a traditional end-of-year winding down ritual. This little collection was in my "completed" box. I had intended to send them to Operation Orphan but discovered at the last minute that they don't really want baby knits as they supply only schools and nurseries.
So, I logged in to the wonderful Loving Hands website and posted my quandary. Within a few minutes, I received a reply that suggested sending them to Knit for Nowt. This is a new charity that supplies knitted and crocheted items to people of all ages in East Yorkshire. I sent off an email to make sure they are still an active charity and once again received a reply in a few minutes. So within thirty minutes of discovering my items were homeless, I had found a really worthwhile home in a part of the UK that I really love. Result!
Knit for Nowt collects the type of things that I like to make....mainly hats and scarves. They also collect knitted glove and finger puppets. These are used as therapy puppets. There is more information about them HERE.