Tuesday, March 25, 2008

April Kids' Hats

For the April charity challenge, we have selected children's hats--to get a head start on next winter. Kids need hats as soon as the chill fall weather starts, so what better time to knit hats than spring?? We will save them for distribution in the fall--kids' ears won't get cold waiting for us to knit hats.

Kids hats patterns abound. The Guild library has many books about hats. But, consider these on the internet.

This is the raspberry baby tart hat from Knitty. Find it here.

Or, how about a hat that lets piggy tales hang out? Find it here.

This is darling for a little kid who likes cars! Find it here.

Knitting pattern central has dozens of kids hat patterns here.

Happy knitting. Remember, even though we hope flowers will be sprouting in April, kids will need hats in the fall. We are Knitting Ahead for next year!

Remember: every month is "knitters' choice."

March Madness Photos

The knitters guild members were generous again in the month of March. Baby blankets and comfort blankets or shawls were the theme. But, because every month is "knitters choice" there were lots of other wonderful items.

For example, here are two little Baby Surprise Jackets, made by someone who could not knit the baby sweaters in a previous month, but who made them for March.
A soft blue blanket.
Two green blankets; one in a traditional design.
A four color soft machine knitted blanket.
More sweters displayed on the blanket.
A warm shawl or scarf with ruffled edges.
Some of the hats!
Multi colored hats and a headband.

A scarf, a "flying saucer" hat and a head/ear band.
A scalloped feather and fan blanket.
A multicolored slip-stitch blanket.
A mitered square four piece green blanket.
A subtle shawl.
And a bright, cheery crocheted blanket for some lucky person!
More hats and some booties.
More hats.
More hats, including a toboggan-noggin' and some slippers.
A hat to keep the ears warm and braids!
The intricate "Shedir" pattern from Knitty.com

Thanks to everyone who made these items and others for the March charity collection!