Call it what you want, truth is there isn’t an official name. Heck, there isn’t one single mission. The goal is to provide comfort items to those who can use them at Parkview Noble. There is an organizational meeting Tuesday July 29th from 4:30 to 6:30. I will be there and will post updates or specific guidelines if there are any.
Items wanted but not limited to baby caps, chemo caps, prayer shawls, comfort lap blankets and such. Knit, crochet, sewn, the important thing is donating and helping provide some comfort to those who can use it. Hope to see you there. If not check back next week or so and I’ll have an update. I’ll also eventually update my site at www.baublesbynancy.com/knitting.htm and don’t forget about my sock construction pictures (they are linked from the knitting page). If I can be of further help, let me know. 🙂
Here is a start of the page I will link to from the link above:
Baby Knit ~ Crochet
There are countless published and free options for patterns.
Please be respectful and don’t copy published patterns to share.
My basic rolled brim knit pattern
I make this often with Fixation.
I cast on about 54 for a worsted weight, 63 for a medium weight, more for a finer.
The number cast on should divide evenly. I use 7,8 or 9.
Join in the round.
Knit about 41/2”
Start decreasing for the crown:
Divide your original number cast on by either 7,8 or 9.
Use this number for the decrease. If it is 7 proceed as follows.
Row 1: Knit 6, K2 tog, repeat
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit 5, K2 tog, repeat
Row 4: Knit
Continue till down to 1 stitch per decrease. (In the case of 54 down to 6 stitches)
Now either cut your yarn and using a blunt needle thread it through remaining stitches.
Gather up tight, weave in ends.
Or I do an i-cord on top.
I love the book Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson
Many other books are available at independent yarn stores, book stores and craft stores.
Some of these I have used, others came from a quick Google search:
Several yarn companies have pattern collections as well.
I have found several sources for Chemo caps. Unfortunately several will not allow links. If interested write me and I’ll provide the address, or try a Ravelry or Google search. J
Area independent yarn sources
Knitting Today ~ North on 3 out of Kendallville, South of Mongo Phone: 260-351-2260
Other area towns that have stores include Warsaw, Goshen, and Fort Wayne (2).
Online info and updates (such as any specifics on yarn, etc from the organizational meeting in July) from the Parkview Group: