To Anyone That Knits or Crochets Hats.
Either Hand Knitting or Machine knitting. Join our fun Contest and
win prizes. Let's "Keep Maine Warm".
Our Hat Contest is continuing for 2011. Enter
your hats to win some wonderful prizes. The hats are then donated to the
needy in my area to help "Keep Maine Warm".
All sizes and colors can be sent. They will be greatly
This contests judging will be in mid November, 2011 so
your hats need to be received by me on or before November 1st.
This is what I would like to do. They don't have
to be your own original pattern. Make them colorful, make them plain, make
them however you desire. Any style, shape or color. I do recommend
acrylic yarn so they can be washed and dried easily. Enter as many hats as
you would like. They can be hand knit, machine knit, crocheted, whatever
method you like. Let's make as many children and needy adults as warm
as possible next winter. Last year's hats went to some elementary
schools, senior citizens, homeless shelters and other needy citizens.
You should have seen the happy faces on the children, especially when they found
out they could keep them. They were worn with pride. You can send as
many as you would like.
Send them to:
Country Knitting OF Maine
351 White Schoolhouse Rd
Madison, ME 04950-3202
We have a challenge sponsored by Kathryn
year, what I am challenging myself to do is knit 100 hats that can be strip
knitted. What I mean by that is that all 100 could be knitted continuously with
waste yarn in between them. My idea is to think of as many creative things to do
within those parameters as I possibly can. Some of what I knit will be worth
passing on to you so Linda has agreed to publish the "stripping for charity"
series in News and Views and the first of the series has already appeared. There
is an introduction to the series in the latest issue that will fully
My challenge to the knitters is to knit 100 hats to contribute
but I'm not requiring you to knit them in any particular way. It seems enough
that you knit 100! However, you may get some nifty ideas from the strip hats
series. There is also a "hats with character" series running concurrently. These
can also be strip knitted though ears and features to create the faces of the
characters are knitted and applied separately.
Those who do send 100 hats
to Linda for the Charity will receive one of my books for free.
If you want to enter any of the hats you knit in the News
and Views Contest, that is OK but please mark them stating that they are for the
Make sure that you attach a piece of paper to your hat
with your name, address, phone number and email address if you have
one. Hats need to be received here no later then November 1,
Other prizes donated for the hat contest for category specific
prizes are: (More to be added as they come in so check back)
If your company would like to donate prizes for this contest
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Help us entice the wonderful
knitters out there to join in on this worthy contest.
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