Monday, October 14, 2013

For the 13-14 school year, I believe we have made goal!


D in Iowa has already mailed 40  hats and is working on a few more.
D in California has made 40 and will mail them shortly. 
E1 has made 100 hats. E1 will also have some made by her friend.
E2 has 100-something hats, including some made by her friends D in RI and L in MA.

As long as the "-something" in '100-something' and the count by E1's friend add up to more than 30, we have the 310 goal met!

If you have some hats to mail, here's the address:
Choctaw Nation Head Start
Attn: Zene Dill
P.O. Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702

If you send some hats, please leave a blog comment telling me how many you sent. Also, please send me pictures!!! I think most of the readership knows how to reach me by email. :-)

My deepest gratitude to D in Iowa and D in California and D in RI and L in MA and and E1's friend who lovingly, generously, selflessly pitch in to warm little heads in Oklahoma! Without your loving efforts, this year's goal would be far, Far, FAR harder to meet! 

I'm going to try to remember how to make a slide-show. I've just packed up a box of 50 hats, and want to show you the photos. For your information: 50 hats completely fills a case of paper box that I nabbed from a school where I sub'ed recently.


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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.