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 2019. 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 appreciated.
This contests judging will be in mid November, 2019 so your hats need to be received by me on or before November 15, 2019.
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 ask that they be made from acrylic yarn or a yarn that is machine washable and dryable 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, food kitchens, local town office for Christmas Baskets 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 two challenges sponsored by Kathryn Doubrley.
From Kathryn Doubrley: #1 My 2019 challenge to knitters is to knit 100 hats along with me to contribute to the “Keep Maine Warm” campaign. As my Grandma use to say, “good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise,” I will be knitting and sending 100, also. So if you get bored, aggravated and lonely while you work, remember you aren’t really alone. Several of us around the world are knitting maniacally too. Those who do send 100 hats to Linda for the charity will receive one of my books for free plus gratitude and respect from many sources.
Kathryn - http://www.theanswerlady.com
#2 For Hand Loomers - The person who enters the hat selected by the judges as the best loom knitted entry will receive a $20 gift certificate for use in The Answer Lady's Ravelry store. Remember to identify your hat(s) as loom knitted to qualify.
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 15, 2019.
To View some ideas on hat knitting check out the following links:
Carriage test hat
Fairisle hat knit-along
Hats by the yard
Ten minute top down topper
Special Sideways Hats
Prizes To Be Awarded in 2019
Prizes To Be Awarded
A. A box of yarn from Peter Patchis of www.peterpatchisyarns.com
B. 6 month Subscription to Knit it Now by Sue Jalowiec of www.knititnow.com
C. 2 Pattern books by Charlene Schaffer. One category drawing and one random drawing. www.knitknackshop.com
D. 2 - One year subscriptions to Country Knitting of Maine News & Views. (1 category drawing and 1 random drawing). www.countryknittingofmaine.com
E. 5 single PDF patterns from Country Knitting of Maine's Website ($5.00 value) Your choice. To one Winner in the E category.
F. Ribber Workshop book from Eileen Montgomery of www.eileenmontogmery.com
G. Distinctive Knits Publication of their choice. E.G. Make your Knitting Machine Sing, Passap Paramedic, any of the Afghan books, etc. by Mike Becker of www.dknits.com
H. Knitting theme bracelet from Country Knitting Of Maine.
I. Pack of 10 Blank punch cards from Country Knitting of Maine.
Random prizes to be drawn for anyone entering hats.
Pattern book from Country Knitting of Maine - Understanding Your Ribber (pdf file)
Pattern Book Afghans & Baby Blankets from Country Knitting of Maine (pdf file)
I would also like to add a prize for hats sent in that are hand knit or crocheted. We will have a random drawing of all participants and the winner will receive $25.00 cash prize. You do not have to mark your hats individually, just add a piece of paper with your name, address, and email address.
For Hand Loomers - The person who enters the hat selected by the judges as the best loom knitted entry will receive a $20 gift certificate for use in The Answer Lady's Ravelry store. Remember to identify your hat(s) as loom knitted to qualify. Also include your name/address/and email attached to the hat(s).
Categories for 2018
A. Over all Judges Favorite
B. Most Unique Hat
C. Most Creative Use of Colors
D. Favorite Men’s Hat
E. Favorite Ladies Hat
F. Favorite Toddler Hat
G. Favorite Style
H. The Most Colors in One Hat
I. Favorite Infant Hat