Charity Hat by Lorna Miser

Charity Hat

March 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Curving Lace Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
207 yards (189 m)
One size fits most (teens through adults)
Flag of English English

Pattern Description from Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting: “To honor and celebrate the enthusiastic charitable missions of these two women and their knitting guild, I designed a feminine beanie that could be made for a local women’s shelter or a chemo center. The yarn is very soft and comforting, and just enough texture to hid a bare scalp through the eyelet lace pattern. For more information on how to connect with a knitting guild in your area, or for getting in touch with charities that supplies knitted items to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses or who need special help, or charities that help abused women and children, refer to the Resources section on page 140.”

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One size fits most (teens through adults)

Finished Measurements: Circumference: 18½ inches


  • Lion Brand Cotton Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 207 yd/188m per 100g skein), one skein color #110 Lake
  • One 16-inch US #7 (4.5mm) circular needle
  • One 16-inch US #5 (3.75mm) circular needle
  • One set of 5 or 5 US #7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 17 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inch in Curving Lace patt