Monday, August 22, 2011

Stitches from the Heart

“Stitches from the Heart” Tea Party Fundraiser
Saturday, Aug 27, 12:00-3:00
Bring your donations of handmade hats, sweaters, blankets ~ we will have a special drawing for participants!

We're having a REALLY BIG sale of donated yarn, and several of our regular yarns will be on sale as well!
We're also having a 50/50 drawing, and if you can't make it, we're also accepting monetary donations!
And let's not forget the refreshments!

Don’t Miss Out!
“Stitches from the Heart”Knit or crochet hats, sweaters or blankets for preemies and babies in need; drop off ahead of time or join the group led by Peggy Baxter from Stitches from the Heart; the Second Mon of each month, 10:00-12:00, here at Stitches In Time YarnStitches from the Heart also needs monetary donations; it costs about $10 for each box that is mailed to recipients!

STITCHES in TIME, Bellflower, CA

Spiral Knit Preemie Hat
Materials: DK weight yarn,
size 5 double pointed needles
Gauge: 22 sts = 4”

Size: preemie; for larger sizes, add stitches in groups of 4, or use worsted weight yarn and larger needles, and work longer before starting decreases

Cast on 49, slip sts from needle to needle until you have 16 sts on 2 needles and 17 sts on 1 needle; arrange in a triangle shape so you can work circularly.

1. (K 2, p 2) around until 1 st remains; this will become the first st of the next round. Place a marker in work to mark the beginning of the round.

Continue repeat ( to ) around and around; the pattern moves 1 stitch to the right on every round,Work until 3” from the beginning (5” for worsted weight yarn) or 4 rounds less than desired length to top of head.

When hat is long enough, stop near the end of the round having just completed “p 2”; move marker to this point.Decrease for Top:1. (K 2 tog, p 2) around, end with k last stitch.

2. (P 2 tog, k 1) around; 1 st will remain, move this stitch to next needle.3. (K 2 tog) to last 3 sts, k 3 tog.4. (P 2 tog) around; cut yarn and sew through remaining sts.

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