Basic Bulky Hat

Each year I knit a few hats to donate to a local AHG event. The hats are used as door prizes at a weekend retreat for Pioneers and Patriots.  Early in the fall when I found this bulky yarn in the clearance bin, I knew I needed it.  (Lion Brand Hometown USA Tweeds in Sioux City Tweed).

I found a super easy hat by Shaina Billow on Ravelry (here). It features a simple 1×1 rib border and a stockinette stitch body.  The pattern is written to be knit flat and seamed, or in the round (I choose to work in the round). It also features two sizes, I opted for the smaller one since teenage girls often have smaller heads.

When a cold front hit the weekend of the retreat, the warm hats were a hit. The tweed yarn turned a pattern into a hat with character.

Happy Knitting.



Sewing Kits for Operation Christmas Child

American Heritage Girls is proud to support Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child in bringing the good news of Christ to children all over the world.

In order to complete the Textile Arts merit badge, my daughter organized a service project, for her unit, to make sewing kits to include in our troop’s OCC boxes. sewing-kit-2 Continue reading “Sewing Kits for Operation Christmas Child”