Once upon a time, I was at a craft store and bought one of those yarn cakes. They are so popular I wanted to give one a try. And the colors were pretty. I’m a sucker for blues.
I brought the yarn cake home and it sat in a prominent place in my yarn closet.
What are you supposed to make with these things, anyway?
The weeks turned into months before I picked it up, determined to use it.
I made these two sun hats as chemo caps for a relative who is fighting cancer for the second time. It’s a small gesture, but I wanted something I could get into the mail quickly.
The primary pattern in this post is for the gold and white hat. The blue and white hat is a modification of my Striped Sun Hat. I included directions for the blue hat, as well as patterns for the flower pins, at the end.
This is very similar to the Gardening Hat I made, but with a nice stripe pattern. I made it for my mom, who taught me all the gardening I know. It is a very simple pattern, which makes a women’s size. It works up very quickly and the pattern is easy to memorize.
Happy May Day!
What better way to celebrate than with a rainbow of flowers?
I decided to make the “perfect” flower pattern. I wanted it to look nice in one, two, or three colors, work up pretty quickly, and be easy enough for me to memorize the pattern.
It took me a few tries to get a pattern I love, but every flower I made along the way is pretty. I think the progression is kind of cool. I included separate directions for each flower.
Please let me know if you find any errors. I tend to be a perfectionist. If I proofread everything as well as I would like to, I would never get around to posting anything.
One of these things is not like the others…
It’s April 27th and I have 25 1/2 hats made.
I’ll confess, I’ve been having trouble focusing on the project. Hats are wonderful to make when it’s warm and sunny and I only have one eye for my knitting because I’m keeping one eye on the kids while they play outside. But, we have had an unusually rainy month and I have spent too many days stuck inside with stir-crazy kids. Knitting hats has gotten a bit boring.
Fortunately, I have a related project to work on.
A friend of my Mom’s made a heartfelt request that I make some chemo hats with beautiful flowers. When she was undergoing treatment she wanted one, but they were all being sold for profit and were too expensive.
I’m not really a flower-on-hat type person, so I decided to make some flower brooches which can be put on any hat, on a scarf, or wherever the wearer wants.
I found these
three five seven lovely flower patterns online. I have links to all the patterns.