It’s not Friday but I do have a couple of finished projects to share. The daughter of a friend of mine is going through her second bout with leukemia, and they’re doing a silent auction fundraiser. Of course I wanted to donate, and since we’re in the land of the Kansas City Royals and baseball season is just kicking off, I went with Royals colors for a hat and mitt set.
The yarn is more of the Lion Brand Jeans yarn, this time in Brand New, Faded, and Vintage. The hat is based off the Seaman’s Cap, but I made it a little taller. And I’m wondering about the brim: it’s my first hat with an intentional brim, where there’s a knit row to turn it up. Do you guys ever stitch the brim in place turned up, or just leave it loose?
The mitts are the 75 Yard Malabrigo Mitts, which is my favorite mitt pattern ever. They’re so fast; I made these in just a couple of hours. I’m pleased with how they came out, now I just hope someone bids some money for them!
They’re lovely, I’m positive they’ll raise some money
They are lovely – I would leave the brim loose and then whoever wins them at the auction could choose how to wear it. Different size heads may want a different brim size? Sending lots of positive thoughts to your friend’s daughter.
Thank you! That’s what I was thinking about the brim, too.
I’m so sorry that your friend and her daughter are going through this. Beautiful donations I’m sure they will find a well loved home.