Monday, March 28, 2016

Hats For A Good Cause

Back in the fall, I got a call from my sister-in-law who lives in Texas. She told me about friends of hers who have a 4 year-old little girl that was in the hospital with cancer. Her name is Tatum and she was about to start chemo treatments. My sister-in-law was wondering if I would knit her a couple of hats that she could wear after she started losing her hair. Having two 4 year-olds myself, this really hit home. I put all my other knitting aside to work up some hats for this little girl.

Tatum's favorite color is purple so I knit up a girlie hat in a super soft purple yarn. I decided to make a cute animal hat for the other one. I had my eye on that owl hat from a back issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine. My boys were more than a little upset that they didn't get to keep it. Here are the details:
Pattern: Owl Hat from Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine Fall/Winter 2012
Yarn: Berroco Vintage in Oats and Mocha and a tiny bit of Cascade 220 in Orange
Needles: US size 7


I actually designed the purple hat myself. I love the way it came out but I think it still needs a few tweaks. As soon as I get around to that I will publish it. And, of course, it is called Tatum. It is knit with Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Brush in the color Mulberry. This yarn is so soft and knits up beautifully with a bit of a halo. I love it!

If you would like more information on Tatum you can check this out:



1 comment:

Anna Prasad said...

How sweet do your boys look in those hats...and what a lovely thing to do!