It used to be that knitting at the shop on Tuesday evenings was for knitting for the community. While we are not requiring that you knit for the community when you stop in on Tuesday nights, Freeba will be helping those who wish to knit for charity. Each month a new charity and a new type of project will be chosen. We’ll have a few suggestions for patterns at a few different skill levels, all using worsted weight yarns. Bring your own washable worsted weight yarns from your stash and needles or choose some from our stock.
We’ll start this coming Tuesday, the first Tuesday in November. The charity of the month will be Crossroads Safe House, a safe place for women and children to get a new start in leaving abusive situations. When Freeba spoke with them they reported having plenty of scarves and all types of knits for children, but that they could really use hats and gloves for the women. So Tuesday evenings in November will be dedicated to knitting women’s hats.
You are welcome to bring your own preferred pattern to work from if you wish. Freeba will be available to answer questions and help you get going. If you cannot join us for community knitting on Tuesdays but would still like to knit for our community you are welcome to drop off women’s hats and gloves at the shop. Anything of those items donated in November will be given to Crossroads Safe House.
Check out some of the following free worsted weight hat patterns:
- Turn a Square Hat (Ravelry Link)
- Felicity (Ravelry Link)
- Divine Hat (crochet)
- Utopia Cable Hat
- Guian (Ravelry Link)
- Retro Rings Tab Hat (crochet)
- Lattice Hat (crochet)
Don’t forget, even the simplest of hats keeps heads and ears warm and a little finishing touch can really dress them up a bit. Add a little bit of embroidery or sew on some buttons for decoration. The sky is the limit and no matter what you make it will certainly help keep women in our community warmer this winter!