Helping Haiti Hat
With all the struggles in Haiti, it can seem overwhelming to find a way to connect, to give help. Being a knitter, my first thought is always to knit something, but Haiti is a tropical enough country that woolens aren’t needed. What is needed is a long list of medicines, food, water, and supplies for shelters.
But because I’m a knitter, I wanted to come up with a small way to encourage other knitters to give. We knitters are a tremendously generous bunch, so I knew it wouldn’t take much – enter the Helping Haiti Hat Pattern.
This pattern, perfect for anyone who is ready to knit on circulars and is willing to test out their cabling skills (read: even a beginner can tackle this hat without much trouble!), is available for free to anyone who has donated money to help out the relief efforts in Haiti.
One set size US 8 / 5.0 mm circs
One set size US 8 / 5.0 mm dpns
One skein Paton’s Classic Wool in red
One skein Paton’s Classic Wool in blue
Three stitch markers in color A
One stitch marker in color B
4.5 stitches and 7 rows to the inch in stockinette
Small (large) – 8 (10) inches long.