Operation Gratitude 

Operation Gratitude 

Earlier today I shipped my donation packages toScarves 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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a donation hat

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

RAVELRY NOTES

  • 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

Hat’s

Hat’s

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.