Hats for Heroes
We are going to supply beanies to our soldiers who are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The helmets that our soldiers wear, make their heads cold and the shelling creates a vibration that goes from the air and returning up from the ground going straight to the their head.
We need them to be warm but not bulky, 8ply wool and in dark colours.
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These can be sent to:
Mobile: 0428 417 043
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Club of Hurstville
P.O Box 143 Hurstville 2220.
We do appreciate your help.
HATS FOR HEROES
KNIT ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES
The following pattern will make a hat that some people refer
to as a skull cap. The ribbing is knit to a length that will lay
flat instead of being folded up. This allows the hat to be
Knitted hat is on the left.
Crochet pattern is also available.
worn under a helmet, if desired. Blocked hats should be
approximately 8” in length. Not sure about size? Try it on!
Your hats should fit snugly and cover most, if not all, of your
ear. Hats that fall just above the bottom of your ear lobe will
be just fine. Happy Knitting!
1 Skein 100% wool worsted weight yarn in a dark color
16” circular needle, size 8 or 9
1 set double point needles, size 8 or 9
Cast on 80 stitches. Place marker and join (This is your first
Knit K2, P2 ribbing for 1” to 1 ½”.
Change to stockinette stitch and knit until piece measures
approximately 5 ½” from cast on edge.
Decrease for top as follows:
Round 1: *K6, K2tog* repeating between stars to marker.
Round 2 and all even rounds: Knit.
Round 3: *K5, K2tog* repeating between stars to marker.
Round 5: *K4, K2tog* repeating between stars to marker.
Round 7: *K3, K2tog* repeating between stars to marker.
Round 9: *K2, K2tog* repeating between stars to marker.
Round 11: *K1, K2tog* repeating between stars to marker.
Round 13: *K2tog* to end of round. 10 Stitches remain.
Break yarn leaving a 10” tail. Using a blunt needle, run the
tail through the 10 remaining stitches. Weave in yarn ends
and wet block. Lay flat to dry.
Needle note: This hat is started on a 16” circular needle and
is knit from the bottom. As you reach the top and begin
decreasing, you will need to switch to double-pointed
needles of the same size. Some knitters prefer to knit the
entire hat with double-points.