Because we wanted to make meaningful and beautiful hats for a previous request (link), we had extra Homespun blue yarn and 2 colon cancer awareness ribbons crocheted. So my daughter loom knitted 2 adult sized hats in the blue Homespun yarn, and Vanessa sewed on the ribbons that I crocheted. Homespun yarn is a bit of a catch-22 for me. The yarn is very, very soft and comes in beautiful colors. One skein seems to last forever, yielding many hats from it. However, the yarn is textured and tends to fray at the ends so it becomes sometimes, frustrating to loom knit with. But I am grateful that my daughter has the patience to learn the nuances and work around them, as the hats are beautiful.
Vanessa and I have had many discussions about hats, the Knitting Rays of Hope cause, our goals and a road map on accomplishing some of our goals. One of these discussions was about featuring the months’ awareness ribbons, such as November is the Purple Ribbon for Pancreatic Cancer. Actually this was a very, very long discussion, and because of so many obstacles, we had to put this idea on the back burner. Well, I think that these hats have brought this idea into the forefront once again. We can make hats (at least a few) for that month’s awareness color/ribbon. I hope to start on that very soon, once we get all the special hat requests completed.
There was a little ball of blue Homespun yarn left, and my daughter made this for a baby in the NICU. The hat is so very soft.
Now, thankfully the yarn is completely gone.