Caps for Kids at JP Knit & Stitch

Last June we shipped off a fabulous collection of hand knit,
customized dolls to Zambia, made by our lovely and enthusiastic
customers, you! And since then we’ve been looking for another charity
project that would be as fun and creative for the participants and as
beneficial for the recipients. Frequent Stitch Night member Laura
recommended the fabulous Caps for Kids, and we’ll be kicking it off on
Thursday, October 18th from 5:30 to 7:30.

Laura will also be in the store on the following dates to answer any
questions about Caps for Kids, offer help for beginning knitters, and
just to hang out and knit!
Wednesday, November 7 11:30-1:30
Saturday, November 17 10-12
and Wednesday, November 28 6-8

Hats will be due to the store on November 30th. In December, they’ll
be distributed to nearly 50 organizations for homeless children,
housing shelters for families, day care centers, elementary schools,
Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund (pediatric clinic), the Brigham and Women’s
Hospital neonatal intensive care and infant units, and neighborhood
health and community centers in Boston.

Hats for sizes from premie to teen are accepted, as are scarves.
Washable fibers are preferred. With such an open criteria, we have a
few suggestions!

If you want a quick project that uses bulky yarn, try Maia’s Hat by
Julia Vaconsin
, an
earflap crochet hat, Leah Bandstra’s Close Knit Waffle Hat, a
knit beanie with interesting texture, or the Simplest Cap of All by
Judy Gibson
(that’s really what it’s called!). Our Berroco Comfort Chunky and
Cascade 128 Superwash are fabulous machine washable yarn options.

Worsted weight yarn is a great weight for hats and we have lots of
choices, from Berroco Comfort and Vintage and Cascade 220 Superwash, to
Spud & Chloe Sweater and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. And there are
about a million patterns for worsted weight hats, but some of our
favorites are: Valarie Whitten’s Olivia’s Butterfly (crochet),
Wanett Clyde’s Felicity (knit, and great
for variegated yarns!), and the multisized Classic World War II Watch
Cap by Helen Waittes

Laura also has a couple of patterns that she recommends, including the Easy Roll
Brim Knit Hat by Laurie Perry.

We hope you’ll stop by the shop to get some ideas, hang out and knit, or drop off your
project for Caps for Kids this fall!

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