We were pleasantly surprised to receive another package, so quickly from Kate in Oklahoma. She sent us these 6 Christmas inspired hats for babies in the NICU, which we quickly labeled and included them in our December’s shipment. We are very thankful for friends like Kate, who are committed to spreading hope and making a difference in our world.
Thank you, Kate from the bottom of our hearts!
I’ve been wanting to make penguin hats for a while now, maybe since last winter. So these are my first attempts at penguins, I still have some tweaking to do for future penguins, but I am pretty pleased with these lil’ guys. I admit, my skills on crocheting a nose (on the little penguin) needs serious improvement… But in time, I have no doubt it will become easier to me, with practice, of course.
Doesn’t this time of year, just make you love all the cute, little winter creatures?
And to combine several different personal interests of mine, have you seen this?
Wishing everyone Happy Feet!
Our new friend, Kate in Oklahoma sent us a box full of hats for babies in the NICU. These hats will be included in our shipment for December, which we are preparing to send out shortly. We are very happy that Kate found us and are extremely grateful for her generosity and creativity!
Thank you, Kate!
In hopes of trying to use all of my yarn stash, I made these hats for two little baby girls in the NICU, using a neapolitan variegated yarn and a pink yarn. I also tried a new stitch that our dear friend, Denise at Loomahat blogged about here (link). The stitch was very easy to do and I am happy with the results.
On the hat on the left, I worked 6 rows of garter stitch and then e-wrapped for 10 rows. Then I worked 3 rows of hearts in all pink and then e-wrapped until closing.
On the hat on the right, I worked 4 rows of a garter stitch and then the tiny heart stitch for 10 rows, e-wrapped for 6 rows until the hat was closed.
Here is a closer view of the hearts that this stitch makes.
I hope that you will give this new stitch a try. Denise has done a wonderful job in documenting the pattern and even providing a tutorial online on her YouTube channel.
Last week, we made a delivery to the Oncology Center at Kaiser Permanente in Ontario. We were able to deliver 9 hats and 5 scarves that we have collected from our Knitting Rays of Hope Team!
9 adult sized hats
5 warm and cozy scarves
We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to Knitting Rays of Hope, without you this delivery would not have been possible.