Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Knitting Hats for Charity

I have been using the hot summer weather as a push to start knitting hats for charity for the upcoming winter. Because it is too hot and humid to go outside comfortably, I stay inside in the air conditioned house and plan and knit hats for Country Knitting of Maine News & Views Hat Contest.

In the past there was a challenge to see who could knit 100 hats. I had taken up the challenge and done this twice in the past. It was a way to practice my knitting skills, use up a bit of my stash, help others, and automatically "win" a prize for such a volume of knitting. There were other prizes offered in various categories of hats such as Best Man's Hat, Best Use of Color, etc.

The magazine is again having a hat contest with a variety of prizes, but I have not seen the challenge of 100 hats with automatic prizes.  That has not stopped me!  I realized I love the personal challenge and goal to work towards!  It is fun to try out different knitting techniques, color combinations, other people's patterns (and my adaptations of them).

Find out more about this year's Hat Contest here:
or in your Sept./Oct. issue of Country Knitting of Maine News & Views.

Here are some of my 62 (so far) hats for this year's contest!

Well, I would put up the pictures....I have put up pictures just back in May, but now I apparently have to download and install Picasa just to post these pictures although I have used Picasa in the past. I wish things would not change before I can learn to use them. Rant, rant, gripe....  Maybe someday I will learn this technology...yeah and maybe someday I'll be 30 again
That was a good griping session...Maybe after 5 or 6 hours I will be able to figure out how to upload pictures to this blog.

Hope to write again later today.

1 comment:

  1. The list of prizes says this at the bottom, so keep knitting!

    For every 100 hats entered by an individual Kathryn Doubrley will donate each knitter a pattern book from her website. Visit