Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Knit A Hat For Syrian Refugees

The weather is very cold and the Syrian Refugees would really benefit from a knitted hat. If you've a little time to spare and an odd ball of yarn please knit a hat and send to the address at the base of this post.

With size 4.5mm (US7) needles cast on 90 stitches.
Knit 4 rows in K1, P1, rib casting on 1 stıtch at the end of the last row - 91sts.
Row 5. Knit
Row 6. Purl
Continue in stocking stitch (1 row k, 1 row purl) until work measures 6 inches from begining.

Decreasing:
Row 1 (knit 11, k2tog) 7 times - 84sts
Row 2 and all wrongside rows purl.
Row 3 (k10,k2tog) 7 times -77sts
Row 5 (k9, k2tog) 7 times - 70sts
Row 7 (k8, k2tog) 7 times - 63sts
Row 9, (k7, k2tog) 7 times - 56sts
Row 11 ( k6, k2tog) 7 times - 49sts
Row 13 (k5, k2tog) 7 times - 42sts
Row 15 (k4, k2tog) 7 times - 35sts
Row 16 (P2tog, p3) 7 times - 28sts
Row 17 ( k2, k2tog) 7 times - 21sts
Row 18 (P2tog, p1) 7 times - 14sts
Row 19 (K2tog) 7 times - 7 sts
Row 20 (P2 tog) 3 times, P1 - 4 sts
Row 21 k4tog
Cast off.
Sew hat seam together using flat seam stitch.
Thank you to Anne Grffin for sharing this knitting pattern and knitting the hats in the photo.


Please Help If You Can!
'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets  to receiving agencies.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.
Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
                   Türkmen Mahlesi
                    Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
                    Kuşadası
                    Aydin
                    Turkey.



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