Wednesday, August 8, 2012

FOs: Four Miranda Hats for Halos of Hope

I love it when a plan comes together (*chews cigar*).

What's the best weight to work at when you're learning something new in knitting? Worsted.
What's the best size project to knit in summer? Small.
What's the best size project to avoid get overwhelmed? Small.
What's the best way to get a warm fuzzy? Charity.

What combines all those things? The Miranda Hat currently being knit for charity by the Project: Stash Ravelry group.

So I made four.

2 adult-sized, 1 large child-sized, & 1 normal child-sized

As modeled by Tebby Dear, Bonkey, and Lamby
Here's what I learned:
  • Valley Yarns Valley Superwash is AMAZING to knit with. So soft, so easy to tension, and a pretty good bargain!
  • It's going to take practice to get comfortable knitting C-style (Continental) on DPNs.
  • Switching to C-style makes me knit a lot looser! I went down two needle sizes for these hats.

Sadly, these don't count toward my stash-busting pledge because I broke the pledge to buy yarn to make them! (But I've broken the pledge, like, four times. At least this time was for charity!)

BTW, if you're interested in doing some quickie knitting or sewing for a good cause, check out Halos of Hope! They're devoted to collecting and distributing handmade hats, scarves, and turbans for cancer patients.


  1. You crack me up! You, with your cigar-chewing!

    Fantastic hats! And thanks for the link to Halos of Hope. I promised 5 hats to Evelyn, but maybe I'll make some for this charity as well :-)

    1. Thanks!

      Is she collecting for a certain charity? It wasn't really clear from the message board, so I just assumed it was a donate-wherever-you-want kind of thing.