Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hats - anyone wanna make one?

It is not to late to enter the giveaway HERE. You have until September 3rd to enter.


I am in love with the "Knifty Knitter", lots of companies make them, mine is made by "Provocraft". Joann Fabric and Craft Stores Online have it on sale for 25% off for $17.24 this week or you can purchase one at your local craft store. This is the loom set you want to make all sizes of hats! It comes with the looms, hook, and instructions. There are lots of things you can make using the looms!

I have had mine for a few years so they are not the same color! I can make a hat in a couple hours while watching T.V. They are lightweight and easy to carry in a tote with yarn to work on for a few minutes in a doctors office or on the bus!

This yarn by Universal Yarn is selling for $8.00 a skein on internet sites today. I found it at the local "Ollie's" for $3.49 the other day and bought 4 skeins to make hats with, it is a little heavier, soft, and not itchy (very important when making hats for kids) Ollie's Bargain Outlet here is a link to see if you have one near you. I went back yesterday with my husband and bought 6 more skeins. Warm hats to be made for the local mission and a few kids! I love a bargain!

My two handsome male hat models!
The one in the orange hat is ours.

Best Friends are wonderful things to have, when you need an extra model!
The blue hat is Universal Yarn - Classic Chunky Impression!
The orange yarn is just some leftover and itchy, I was told!

My awesome husband found this panel in the discount fabric at our LQS, and someone just had to have a new pillow cover. Yoda has come to save our galaxy!

These are my finds - Knifty Knitter and Chunky Yarn; and completes - 3 hats, mom would not model for me, and a pillow cover, for the week. No one offered me anything to tell you my true feelings on the products above. If you are looking for a place to donate the hats you make, your local homeless shelter could use as many as you can make in the next few months.Thank you for stopping by, Lisa

9 comments:

  1. I am going to get back to working on the one I started at the meeting as soon as I finish the blanket for little boy I was telling you about and some zebra print stuff for an upcoming birthday. Today I pick up some "Team Spirit" yarn and am going to make some ear warmers for the sale! Salt Rock colors, Midland colors, and one of the University's colors. The other was sold out but I'm not sure I will make them anyway ;).

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  2. They are such fun looking hats! I'd have no idea how to use one of those things and possibly end up with a tangled mess! =D

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    1. They are simple and come with easy instructions.

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  3. Such great hats! And a great cause if you donate them to the homeless!

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    1. If all crafters made a couple hats and dropped them off at a local homeless shelter, there would be no cold heads this winter.

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  4. Your the first I have heard to critique the circle knitters, glad to hear you like them. I crochet my hats now because they are fast and my friend takes them in the shelter and i need a bunch. They seemed cumbersome to me but it looks like you handle it very well. What size would you use for a man's hat and do you always use bulky?

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  5. Ohh those looms look interessting - I get very frustrated wearing children's hats maybe I should make me my own... my kid sister (12) gave me a "new" one last year she had grown out of ...

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    1. It is not difficult and then you could pick your own style and it fits!

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  6. Very cool! Maybe I CAN crochet/knit after all!

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