Thursday, September 20, 2007

Let's Get It Started!

Got nothing to do this evening? Make a blue hat for Dad! Wear it as a reminder that Prostate Cancer must be beaten! Give it to a man in your life to remind him to be screened! This one is from the Coats & Clark GOTCHA COVERED pattern (see link at right) and knit with Red Heart 0381-Light Blue.

I used size 8 knitting needles and shortened the ribbed cuff to just 1" to make it into a beanie. I think it would be really cool to maybe make one with a big ribbed cuff on it, and then tack the cuff up with a light blue awareness ribbon or tie tack or something. Or even making a white hat with a light blue cuff. Oo-oo... or striped! I've ordered a bunch of yarn from Knitpicks ( of the pattern links are their's) and when it comes in, I'll knit up a few more hats in different sizes and gauges or crochet in different hook sizes and post the samples. Please feel free to e-mail pictures of your finished hats, and I'll post them on the blog!