Hat #9

I think this 1×1 rib beanie and the Ross beanie are my two favorite guy hats … at least for now. This one if I’m going to make a cuff to roll up. It’s hat #4 of 4 that I planned to make for Operation Gratitude and you can find the details on the pattern and Operation Gratitude at this link. I had originally planned to send these in when I’d finished the 4 but I think I’ll make some more before I mail them off.

And the swirl in back!

I am really liking this Paintbox Simply Aran yarn too and you can see those details at the link above too. Thanks to Sarah at LoveCrafts.com for providing the yarn for these 4 donation hats and the additional yarn that I bought has arrived so you will definitely be seeing more hats from me.

I think I’ll make one more hat before starting a new blanket so it’s time to decide what patterns I’m going to use next … for the hat and the blanket!


  1. Hi, I just had a thought when reading this post. I remember another post where you talked about the yarn you bought in the beginning being high maintenance because it needs to be hand washed. I’m thinking that might be because it’s wool???, If so have you ever thought about felted hats, two of my kids owned felted mittens that could be machine washed, well they were felted because they had been machine washed by accident in the beginning and they never changed after that. Just an idea. I love your blog and am thankful for the ideas (and problem solving) I get from you. I’m very interested in your new long arm and your progress with it. I’m a computer dud and am struggling with my 1 1/2 year old JUKI long arm.

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