19 December 2008

Little Hats and Just Posts

Those splendid Just Post bloggers put out the penultimate edition of the Just Posts last week - go check out Mad and Jen and Su, and click through to some great posts about making the world a better place.

My post about turning old tee-shirts into hats for Haitian babies was included, which inspires me to show off another found material baby hat that I made.

This tiny knit hat is made of scrap yarn that I found in a drawer at my mother's house, little balls of yarn leftover from other projects, none of which were enough for a full project. So I picked out complementary colors and just kept changing yarn.

Yesterday, I mailed that hat off to Save The Children, for their Knit One, Save One project - the caps will be collected and sent off to babies in need of warmth.

I'm a kind of terrible knitter - I have two lots of yarn at home in a box because I'm just terrified about making the sweaters that I got them for - but little tiny hats, either for newborns I know, or for needy babies I don't? That I can do.

10 comments:

jen said...

i love it. that hat is perfect.

Mayberry said...

So sweet. And really, very meaningful that you're using found materials from your mother's house.

wheelsonthebus said...

i, um, can't knit. but we have a ton of baby hats. can i send a few used ones? i couldn't tell on the site.

flutter said...

you have a huge heart

Gwen said...

That's beautiful, Maggie. I love it!

Angeline said...

This is soooo creative and definitely girl, you have a beautiful heart!

kathy a. said...

that is a sweet hat!

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Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's lovely.

Purple Hydrangea said...

This is cute! Can you post the pattern? Great project for all those scrap yarns...