Summers and Cotton

Summers and Cotton

Cotton Hats

It has been a busy summer without much knitting going on! I look forward to the coming fall weather and getting back to some serious knitting! 😊

But I did make time for a little charity knitting. I like to make a lot of chemo hats for a charity our Knitting Club supports. I have gobs (and I mean gobs) of acrylic yarn in my stash with very little cotton, so I usually make them in acrylic. But, recently I did a swap with a friend from Knit Club. She needed an accessory I had, that I was not using, and I needed some cotton yarn. 😊 Since summer is a good time for cotton, I got busy with my new yarn. It is a nice, soft cotton but very thin – a 16/2. It takes 4 strands together to make a good-sized yarn for the standard gauge. She even graciously wound a couple balls for me, combining some lovely colors together. And she shared her pattern! Lovely friend, indeed! 😊 Since they are a cotton yarn, they are made a little over-sized, then washed and dried to come out the perfect size. May they bless someone going through a rough time in their life!

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Lightweight Chemo Hats

Lightweight Chemo Hats

 

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A variety of colors, sizes and designs

I have been knitting some more lightweight chemo hats to donate to the charity our machine knitting club supports. As I talked with our charity contact at club about what makes a good hat for women that are undergoing chemotherapy, she suggested one that is cool enough wear even indoors. So that means it needs to be light yarn and an open weave helps. She said a lot of hats are donated that are heavier and those will be great for cold weather. I think the ones I have made will be good for summer wear. I have put the pattern in the Machine Knit Pattern section above the blog title under adult hats. Β I liked the 2 x 2 rib on the yellow one – just for a bit of variety. These are all knit in an Open Tuck pattern – which means needles are out of work to create the lacy effect. I hope you give one a try – they knit up in just a few minutes. πŸ™‚