08 February 2015

Yup, more charity knitting

Over the last several weeks I have been doing a lot of charity knitting. Knitting up the stash! These are all acrylic yarn.

This is a free pattern on Ravelry called Classic World War II Watch Cap. It has various sizes and stitch patterns. I started out trying to find a size to fit my head. Since I had a LOT of yarn I started with the largest which is like an XL. The stitch pattern is a very wide rib. Believe me when I say that this hat is huge.

The next one I knit was the adult large The stitch pattern is a pennant design with the pennants pointing to the left. There was one with the pennants pointing to the right. I was starting to feel a bit like Goldilocks, this hat was too big also.

The next hat was an adult medium with a zigzag stitch pattern done in columns. Eureka! I now know how many stitches to cast on for a perfect fit for my head! Yes, this one fit.

One more size is the adult small/child large. I like the stitch pattern in this one: a spiral inside columns.

I had just a tad bit of yarn left, so I made some bi-color mittens to use up the light blue. Next up, since I got into it, is using up that other blue.
I had a request from my sister for some more fingerless mitts, so I'm knitting up several pair to send to her. It is so nice when your knitting is really appreciated, isn't it?

What's on your needles?


  1. Your knitting conquests are so inspiring. I love knitting watch caps. I'll look for this pattern!

  2. I love all the different stitch patterns used in these various hats. I'm off to check out the pattern.

  3. very cool, Paula! I am hoping to do something with my collection of yarn leftovers / partial skeins this year, and this pattern looks like it will fit the bill. I have a bunch of relatives in cold places, so I think they're all going to be getting a round of hats next Xmas...

  4. I really like all the different patterns. It is a good thing that the first two didn't fit - gives you the motivation to keep going!