Hats for Heroes

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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.

(Scroll down for pattern)

 

These can be sent to: 

Dorothy Dixon;
Mobile: 0428 417 043
Email to: dmd2006@bigpond.net.au

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 st.)

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.

 

HATS FOR HEROES
KNIT ON STRAIGHT 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 hats to be worn under helmets, 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

Size 8 or 9 Straight needles

Cast on 80 stitches.

Knit ribbing, (K2, P2), 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:

Row 1: *K6, K2tog* repeating between stars across row.

Row 2 and all even rows: Purl

Row 3: *K5, K2tog* repeating between stars across row.

Row 5: *K4, K2tog* repeating between stars across row.

Row 7: *K3, K2tog* repeating between stars across row.

Row 9: *K2, K2tog* repeating between stars across row.

Row 11: *K1, K2tog* repeating between stars across row.

Row 13: *K2tog* to end of row. 10 Stitches remain.

Break yarn leaving a 20” tail. Using a blunt needle, run the tail

through the 10 remaining stitches. Sew seam, weave in yarn ends

and wet block. Lay flat to dry.