Saturday, October 18, 2008

Knit one, Save one.... free cap pattern

You may have heard of the 'Knit One, Save One' project?

I entered this project with trepidation because of the political aspects of it. Where exactly is that money going to come from?

So, I am going to send in little hats, but I am NOT going to write to the President Elect! Get real! Let's just get those babies some REAL help and leave politicians and government intervention out of this!

After some thought and prayer I decided I would like to make a couple of hats to donate. This is the 2nd in the 'savethechildren.org' international hat projects. The first one was held last year (Caps to the Capital) and had some great knitting and crocheting participation. God bless the crafters of the world with their kind hearts and willing hands!!! :)

There are, of course, some Hollywood celebs making hats -- I've never heard of any of these ladies, but good for them getting involved and using their talents to help little newborns. :)

Most babies in developing countries die because of respiratory failure and the people there don't know simple infant resuscitation, but hypothermia is a big killer too and those little hats can really help.

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I would like to challenge each reader of this blog who knits or crochets, to make at least 1 hat and send it to the program and maybe attach a little note to the new mama.

Save the Children - Knit One, Save One
c/o The Doe Fund
173 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

due by December 31, 2008.


Pattern for you to use if you'd like - I've just started it as you can tell so there might be errors. I am still messing around with it:

Bev's Knit One Save One cap
Beverly A Qualheim (C) 2008
Size 6 and 8 knitting needles
Baby yarn
Cast on 48 sts
Knit 1, purl 1, across
Purl 1, knit 1, across
(This is seed stitch)
Repeat these 2 rows for 1" for brim then change to larger needles.
Repeat the seed stitch rows for 5" total, then knit 2 together across for 2 rows, cut yarn, gently remove stitches from needles, using a sewing needle weave through sts and pull to gather.
Sew down side seam.
Hat should measure 10" across.

AND in the round -
Bev's Knit One Save One cap in the Round
Beverly A Qualheim (C) 2008
Size 6 and 8 knitting needles
Baby yarn
With smaller needles cast on 47 sts
Knit 1, purl 1, around
Purl 1, knit 1, around
(This is seed stitch)
Repeat these 2 rows for 1" for brim then change to larger needles
Repeat the seed stitch rounds for 5" total, then knit 2 together around for 2 rounds, cut yarn, gently remove stitches from needles, using a sewing needle weave through sts and pull to gather.
Hat should measure 5" across base.

I'll post a photo when I get the hat finished up.


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Now for a very powerful video - they nail it right on the head without saying a word!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for including the address for the baby hats. I cannot get the page to load on my computer and you are the only one to include the address. I pray the hats we send help the children who recieve and where them. Eva

bevq said...

Hi Eva,
You have to download their kit and give them lots of personal info which is not confortable for lots of people.

It does include a letter to send to the 'President' - which I won't do, as I stated, and some huge tags to attach to each hat. I will make my own cute little ones and attach those instead.

Bev