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In remembrance of my sister Melly, I have designed a hat that I would love to knit and be able to give to her. This hat is named for the song in the closing musical number in Sister Act 2, Joyful Joyful.The message of rejoicing in life has stuck with me, and gently reminds me in even the saddest and darkest times to find joy in all around you! My family so loved the movies and song that we chose this song to be played at her funeral.
In addition to your donation, please knit the hat and give it to a loved one. Find joy in knitting the hat. Find joy in sharing time with your loved ones. BE JOYFUL JOYFUL!
:: CONSTRUCTION :: This hat features a turned hem brim that is worked with fingering weight yarn and turned through a series of 3 welts/tucks. The doubled fabric creates a nice cozy fit around the ears, as well as provides a solid backing for the lace that is worked on the outside of the brim. For the main hat, fingering is held doubled creating a textured fabric that mirrors the lace/mesh.
:: GAUGE ::
With US #2.5 (3.00mm) and 1 fingering strand
- 6 stitches and 8 rows per 1 inch
With US #5 (3.75mm) and 2 fingering strands held together
- 5 stitches and 7 rows per 1 inch