It's only 12 days into 2022 and hats are in huge demand. Luckily, many people have been busy knitting, crocheting and sewing and have been sending hats in. But, we always need more!
We are also trying to help Code Purple (a local non-profit that helps the homeless) by collecting blankets, scarves, socks, hats, etc to help keep people warm this winter.
I've been playing around with twisted stitches, after taking Norah Gaughan's book "Twisted Stitch Sourcebook" out of the library. I have a feeling I will be purchasing my own copy to have on hand always. Twisted stitches aren't difficult to do, but the written directions may seem complicated. No cable needles are required!
I'm including videos for how to do the LT and RT stitches in this blog and on YouTube to try to help.
This model was knit using KnitPicks Brava bulky yarn. I used a solid color to highlight the twisted stitches, but don't be afraid to work this pattern using a variegated or self striping yarn. The PDF includes instructions for using all yarn weights, so just dig into your stash and get started.
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There is also a link to my Ravelry patterns and an immediate link to purchase my latest pattern book. All pattern sales are put right back into shipping and supply costs.
Pattern books, both e-book and paperback, can be purchased on Amazon as well.
I also sell patterns and nature notecards and calendars and DEHH stickers in my Etsy store. All proceeds from those sales go right back into running DEHH.
If you want to help support us in other ways, please join our Facebook page and see all the beautiful hats that are donated. Visit our Website. Follow us on Instagram or Twitter. Share, comment and like posts to spread the word about the need for chemo caps. Tell your friends about us. You never know who else may want to get involved.
Remember, just ONE skein of yarn is needed to make a difference in someone's life. I bet you have a skein of yarn lying in your stash that you could use to help someone through a difficult time.
Please consider joining us in our mission to make a difference one hat at a time.
How to work the RT stitch video
How to work the LT stitch video