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Operation Gratitude 

Earlier today I shipped my donation packages to Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude. This year I sent 15 hats in memory of my Sister, Grandfather, and Father. It’s nice to have the space that I was storing them in cleaned out so that I can start over for next year. I’m hoping to create one a week up until donation time next year. 52 hats is an awesome goal!!! 

Updated to show the tags attached to each hat! 

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August and September Donation Hats 

I haven’t gotten around to sharing my donation hat for last month yet so I figured that I’d just do a two in one post. I hope that you all have a happy and productive week. ☕️Missy


  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude.
  • PATTERN: two by two by Anne Gagnon *free on Ravelry 
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: July 8th
  • COMPLETED: Aug 26th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Ash
  • HANDDYED: na
  • YARDAGE: 169
  • WEIGHT: 81 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles and magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: I started the ribbing and got tired of knitting ribbing so I switched to stockingette
  • NOTES: hat turned out huge because of my modifications – next time follow the pattern


  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude.
  • PATTERN: Barley by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry 
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: Sept 15th
  • COMPLETED: Sept 16th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Alalfa
  • HANDDYED: na
  • YARDAGE: 125 yards
  • WEIGHT: 60 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles and magic loop
  • NOTES: none
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Donation Hat 

My donation hat for the Month of May was an interesting knit. It offered a little challenge but it wasn’t really difficult once I figured out the chart. I love the texture of this hat.


  • RECIPIENT: donation hat
  • PATTERN: Tweedy Honeycomb Toque
  • SIZE: one size
  • STARTED: May 19th
  • COMPLETED: May 21st
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Silver (I held two strands together to get a bulkier yarn)
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 254 yards
  • NEEDLES: cuff 5.0 mm US 8/hat 6.5 mm US 10.5
  • MODIFICATIONS/NOTES: a lot of the notes on Ravelry said that this pattern runs a little small. I chose to hold two strands of yarn together to get a bulkier yarn and I also increased the needle sizes to make a bigger hat. Much easier than changing the math in a charted pattern.
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a donation hat

I’ve been sick most of the week with a cruddy cold and fever & chills so I haven’t made a lot of progress on my projects. I’ve slept a good portion of each day trying to kick this cold. It’s a good thing that I completed all of my January goals by Sunday afternoon giving me 10 days of free time.

I love how this hat turned out. It’s really just a basic gray beanie hat that is super soft and machine washable.

jan donation


  • PATTERN: I casted on 88 sts and then I used the turn a square pattern to close the top of the hat
  • STARTED: Jan 20th
  • COMPLETED: Jan 20th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Heartland in the Shade of Mount Rainer
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 82 yards/46 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US size 7
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Forever 24 – 2015

Today would have been my Sister‘s 26th birthday. Instead of celebrating another year with her I am donating 24 hats to Scarves for Troops in her memory.


Forever 24 -2015

Patterns I used:

I think that the Scarves for Troops program which is ran by Operation Gratitude is one of the best charities out there. When I started donating to Scarves for Troops I was looking for something that I could donate handmade goods to simply because I was bored and wanted to make something that I could give back to society. After my Grandfather who served in the Navy during the Korean War passed away from cancer I wanted to do more charity work for Veterans. Then my Sister passed away and I became even more passionate about giving back. Creating hats to donate to those who have served or are serving this great country has given me something positive to do during my darkest of days while grieving my loved ones. This is me trying to find something positive out of a negative.

I encourage you to make something to donate to Scarves for Troops and if you don’t want to make anything they also accept donations of money, toiletries, est… read here for more information!!!!

7a9f3d08dcad752474008713c5314f0fOperation Gratitude hats and scarves should be adult sized and in gender neutral or subtle colors. Scarves that are between 5 and 7 inches wide and 48 to 52 inches long fit best in the care package boxes. We’re asked to leave fringe off of scarves for reasons of packing and wearing ease. Any fiber is acceptable, please be prepared to attach a label to your scarf with care instructions. SOURCE


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I have been busy this week trying to complete some of my craft goals for the month. I am going to fall short of finishing my toe-up socks and I only have one hat to add to my Project Forever 24 donation pile. All of the items that I make for Project Forever 24 – 2015 will be donated to the Scarves for Troops program ran by Operation Gratitude.

Barley HAT

This pattern is named Barley by Tin Can Knits. I used US size 6 needles through out the entire pattern because I forgot to bump up to the larger size. The yarn is a Red Heart Super Saver Multi in the Shaded Dusk. I used about 170 yard for the large hat.

barley hat top

Here is a view of the top. I absolutely love how this one turned out.


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Waffle Hats Galore

I’ve made tons of waffle hats in the past. Mostly for gifts or to donate to Scarves for Troops.

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These hats were donated to Scarves for Troops. Ravelry Link


This gray hat I knit for my Hubby Ravelry Link


These hats were Christmas gifts last year. Ravelry Link


This is a hat that a knit for my Hubby too. Ravelry Link


These Waffle Hats were Christmas gifts as well. Ravelry Link

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This hat was also donated to Scarves for Troops. Ravelry Link


I made these blue hats for my Son and Adopted Nephew. Ravelry Link


This pink hat was made for one of my Adopted Niece’s . Ravelry Link


This chocolate brown hat was made for one of my Adopted Niece’s . Ravelry Link