Wednesday, October 17, 2012

troop hats and wedding afghan

The afghan for which I made the cross-stitch squares a while back has been delivered to the happy couple, so I can now post pics of it.

I made the 6" squares - we used 72 of them laid out 8 x 9. Daughter edged and assembled them. The edging is one daughter designed herself. What a team! :-)

I also received this wonderful outpouring of generosity in boxes and boxes of donated yarn from Beth W. in Texas. A good portion of this is cotton yarn and I can't wait to get my little hands on it. First I have to finish with the troop hats. Then yes, I'll be digging in. I will be making lots of dishcloths, squares, scarves and whatever I can with this generous donation.

A quick note about troop hats, and really anything you make. When joining yarn for whatever reason, please don't knot and cut or leave just an inch of yarn. Leave several inches, please, and sew it in. Also, if you work in a spiral, please make sure your final round ends up even with your previous round. Thanks!

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

update on hats

I've been busy making hats for the troops for my friend's project. These hats will go to a Louisiana unit serving in Afghanistan. Two friends sent money for yarn and I have made hats in their names.

Here's what I have so far - 11 hats made in chestnut brown, deep olive, and black.

Note that I have made some changes to the patterns. In particular, the green color should be Deep Olive, not Eucalyptus. When the yarn came in I saw the Eucalyptis was not as dark as I thought it would be. I hope I didn't mess anyone up with my mix up.

In the Basic Beanie I changed the actual pattern a bit, starting the work even roound one increase later. IOW It is 12, 24, 36, 48, 48, 60, 60, 72, 72, 84 and then work even to 7 1/2". Then 4 sc rounds.

I don't think I changed the other patterns except for the yarn color, but you might want to get the latest version regardless.

Heads come in different sizes, so it is likely no matter what size the hat is, it will fit someone.

Happy crocheting!