You ladies are so wonderful! Michelle, who just started crocheting all of two weeks ago (go, Michelle!!) has said she wants to make hats for Calvin’s Hats. (: Not an hour later I got an email from a reader who said:
Mat Anna, you have inspired me to knit!
Granted I’m doing it on a loom but I’m doing it! Here’s my first hat
project: a preemie hat in pink and red.
I’ve started a hat for myself and have bought a book on felting. I
want to make felt flowers to adorn it. Thanks for the inspiration!
I was tickled pink (go, Misty!!) and asked if I could post this here:
Sure! I made it on a Knifty Knitter round, blue loom. There’s a wonderful website called loomahat.com
that lists the head sizes per knifty knitter loom.
They actually make a specialty loom smaller than the blue one that I
intend to order that might be perfect for even smaller heads. The
challenge with the plastic looms is that they require a bulky yarn or
two standard yarns knitted together. But, for my
arthritic hands a plastic loom is a wonderful alternative. Here’s the
video I followed for knitting the preemie hat.I
hope to have my own hat 2/3 finished by the end of the week. It’s an
off-white soft yarn that I’m making on a knifty knitter green round
loom. It’s just
the basic knit stitch with a brim like the preemie hat but I might turn
it inside out so the crown has a contrasting shape, straighten the
brim, then run a multi-colored yarn through it to make it look sort of
like a ribbon and either crochet a flower, make
one on my flower loom or felt one (once I learn how!).
be so nice if we could make lovely gifts like this and send them to an
orphanage some place cold like the one you posted a video about a couple
You all have made my day!!