I am making winter hats for refugees through the non profit org, Allied Aid.
My mom volunteers in the group. She went to a group activity, where they made hats by cutting fabric and sewing the pattern. They collect hats for all ages. I too, wanted to contribute, so I got started crocheting and weaving squares. The squares are being made on a little Weave It Loom a dear friend sent to me, which I just love!!
Weaving these squares is addicting. Anytime my hand and wrist started to get tired or sore from crochet, I’d stop and weave a square.
I finished the crochet hat
I finished this in a day. In between, mind you, I was making progress with the woven hat simultaneously. Very quick project and really like how it turned out.
I fashioned the squares to make a woven version. I’m getting a great response on the style of the hats. They really would be adorable on a kidlets head.
They are infant – toddler size. The crochet version is bigger and has more stretch.
I once made a newborn hat pattern and it was too small for my newborn nephew. It ended up being used as a beanie for his older sisters doll. (Which I love!)
The lesson from that project was, if I’m not checking gauge, then make sure that it falls within range this chart gives for head circumference. I used WHO chart graphs, to ensure that this time my hats would fit a child.