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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Easy Aran hat...


I had a lot of Aran wool left over after finishing my daughter's jumper last month.  I also have an almost full box of knitted hats and scarves waiting to go off to a charity.  The frugal part of my brain won't allow me to post the box until it's full.  But the other part of my brain wants to see these items being put to good use.  

I think 2 or 3 of these Aran hats will fill the box nicely.  Here's the first one.  It's a lovely simple pattern in 5 sizes from newborn to youth.  My charity box already has baby hats in it, so this time I'm concentrating on the larger sizes.  The hat in the photo is the youth size.  I've completed the ribbed brim and have just started on the stocking stitch part of the hat.  

I have a busy week ahead of me.  But I would be a happy bunny if I could have these hats finished and posted off by this time next week.

I have knitted from this pattern several times in the past and it is really well-written with no mistakes.  Here is a link: http://www.petitepurls.com/basics/b_winterhat.html


7 comments:

  1. That is a great idea for using up wool.Where do you send them to?I'm between projects at the moment and also will be laid up after my op so will need plenty to keep my hands busy.

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    1. These hats and scarves will go to Operation Orphan. There is a link to them in the "Charities I support" tab at the top of my page. They run a "Keep a child warm" initiative and here is the direct link to that http://www.operation-orphan.org/initiatives.htm
      The delivery address is in the UK, but the items are sent all over the world.

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  2. Well done Una these will make some children nice and cosy and they will really appreciate them xx thanks for sharing pattern too xx

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  3. Hi Una, what a great little hat. I also pleased to find out that you knit for charity! I justify my yarn habit to charity :D Seriously though, it is gratifying to do something for someone else especially in this day and age of the "me, me" society!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  4. These little hats are a perfect way to use your excess yarn. And, it's so kind of you to knit so many items for charity.

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    1. I just love knitting and there are only so many items I can knit for family. I'm just pleased that charities want this type of thing.

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