Jan 8, 2016

Lofty Goals

I don't usually make any sort of resolutions. For some reason they tend to stall me out and then I feel like a failure.  But I have jumped on a resolution bandwagon of sorts over on Ravelry in the Hats for Sailors group.  You can find info about Hats for Sailors here.

Anyway, the gist of it is, we wanted to be able to provide hats for larger ships.  To do this we need more hats, obviously.  Someone set herself a personal goal to send 16 hats in 2016.  That started the ball rolling and a bunch of us took that challenge as well.

I am on hat #2 right now.  The pattern is called Spirals and Helices, and it is a nice way to use up little bits of multiple colors.

 My first hat of this round was from a pattern by Kate Osborn called Seathwaite.  It is a beautiful pattern and I think the pattern in combo with some lovely yarn from Magpie Fibers, made this one the nicest hat I have ever knit!

Linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times for On the Needles Friday!


Paula, the quilter said...

I have a box of hats that I knitted that I will be sending off to Pineridge Reservation. Love both of those hats.

Ramona said...

What a great idea! Your first hat is great. I love the design. I'm going to have to remember this for the future since I am the daughter and sister of Navy men.
Thanks for doing this!

Judy S. said...

Love your complicated cabled hat! Am sure your sailor hats will be much appreciated; way to go!

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are both beautiful, Maggie. Good for you. I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated!!