Monday, July 8, 2013

2013 Hat Roll Call!

E1 will soon be a grandma so her knitting needles have been occupied with knitting baby items in addition to hats. I need to get her to count her hats. (I feel deep empathy for Y who is expecting in THIS heat and humidity. Ugh. The sacrifices we make for our children!!!)

I have about fifty that need ends darned in.

We are far from 310 at this moment.

Any readers have some finished hats to share?

Remember, if you are making hats for this effort, please send them directly to the destination. As much as I'd love to see and touch every one, sending them to me first just slows down the process and increases the cost of the project. So, if you want me to see the hats you've made, please send me digi pics. That will have to satisfy my desire to see all 310 hats.

Send any completed hats for this project, with a note that they are for the Fall 2013 distribution, to:

  Choctaw Nation Head Start
  Early Childhood Administration Building
  3710 Choctaw Rd.
  PO Box 1210
  Durant, OK  74702
  Attention: Brenda Ivie


Crochet Basic Roll-Brimmed Hat

From 310 Hats

Worsted weight yarn
I hook (5 mm)

  • Chain 2
  • 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Place marker in last stitch.
  • 2 sc in each sc (12). Move marker.
  • (1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitch), repeat around (18 sc). Move marker.
  • (2 sc in each of first 2 sts, 2 sc in next stitch), repeat around (24 sc). Move marker.
  • (3 sc in ea of first 3 sts, 2 sc in next stitch), repeat around (30 sc). Move marker.
  • Continue in this manner for 13 or 14 rounds (increasing the number of scs before the increase by 1 each round) until your radius is about 3", diameter about 6", and circumference about 18". (78 scs or 84 scs). This should make a nice flat disc, which is the hat top.
  • Work even without increasing. It will start making a bowl shape. Continue even until the depth is about 6". It needs to be long enough and and big enough around to cover a Kindergarten-age child's head and ears.
  • To create a rolled brim, increase the stitches by 50%: (1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch) repeat around.
  • Work a few rounds even.
  • Slip stitch around to give a nice tight, neat edge.
  • Cut yarn. Work in ends.
  • If the hat is too "airy", you can weave colored yarns through the stitch spaces. Colored yarns will be very decorative.