Hats, Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need

30 Days, 30 hats challenge

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Yesterday was the last day of April, and the end of my 30 days, 30 hats challenge, in which I only completed 17 hats over the course of the month.

I uploaded pictures regularly over the course of the month to my facebook page and to ravelry, The pictures are in an album on my facebook page labeled 30 hats in 30 days challenge if you wish to check them out.

I had (and still generally have) a wicker basket full of thinner/baby weight and bulky yarn as well as partial skeins of yarn that would need to have yarn purchased to to with it in order to make a sweater, so I wanted to put them to good use, and I needed a project to work on this past month, so I set out to work on hats this past month.

Life happens, sometimes our goals change or are tweaked, but that is what life is about. Life is about accepting the challenge and everything that comes with that challenge.


Hats Challenge Update

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I thought I would take the time today to write an update on my 30 day 30 hats challenge. As of 3:30 pm PDT, April 21st, I have 11 hats done. I had one teen size almost complete yesterday, but didn’t have enough yarn to complete it, so I took it off the needles and rewound the ball and I just cast on a child size in hopes that I can get one last hat out of it.

I know I am behind where I had wanted to be, but the fact that I have 11 hats made is progress, and is better than no hats. I want to get a few more hats finished this month then start in on another sweater in May.

I spend a lot of my time when I am not outdoors, or in the kitchen knitting, and I love having a project that I can just pick up and work on.

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Making Hats

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Beings that today is the halfway mark through the month of April, I figured it was time to write an update on the 30 day 30 hats challenge I had started on April 1st. I have only made nine hats so far this month. While I am mildly disappointed in myself, I remind myself that keeping up the relationships I have with my friends is also important to me. While there are children who are in need of the hats that I am knitting, my friends are in my world, and I don’t want forget about them as they are more of a priority.

Last week I did a little digging in the basket of yarn that I have set aside for hats, and found some yarn I had forgotten about having stuck in the basket, so I pulled it out. I am now working through that yarn because it caught my eye and there is plenty of it to make several hats from each skein of yarn.

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Day 2 of 30 days 30 hats challenge

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Today is the second day of my 30 days, 30 hats challenge. I had started a thread about it in one of the charity knitting groups I am a part of on Ravelry, not expecting a whole lot from it. So far I have had my expectations blown away by even having a few people join me in my challenge to each knit 30 hats in 30 days. While I am knitting hats for children in India, I had made the thread more open ended, in terms of the recipients of the hats at the end of the month just because each person who might want to take part has their own charities and knitting recipients that they care about, and the whole point is just to see how many hats (with a goal in mind) in the course of the month.

I will be posting pictures frequently (but not daily) on my Facebook Page, so if you would like to see the hats I will be making this month, as well as other projects I am working on, please follow me on my facebook page (by going to the page, and clicking the “like” button on the main page). I mentioned that I will be posting pictures frequently, but not daily, that is because I enough yarn to make several hats out of the skeins of some yarns, so it would be rather redundant to essentially be posting the same picture for several days in a row. What I plan on doing when I am using the same yarn for several hats is knit up the yarn, and then when I am finished my last hat with the yarn I will take a picture of all the hats I got out of the yarn and post the picture with a short caption with the day numbers and how many child/teen sizes I have in the color.

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30 Days, 30 Hats challenge

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I don’t know if anyone else has ever tried this, but I wanted something to do for the next month knitting wise to jump back into hand knitting full time. I had been planning on switching to knitting hats for a while after I completed my last sweater. Beings that I finished my last sweater on March 30th, what better way to kick off a new month, and a new project than with a challenge. The hats that I will be knitting will be going to children in India, but if anyone wants to join me in my challenge and knit along with me, There are many other charities that you can send the hats too, including World Vision (they take baby hats).

I like challenges that push me to try to achieve something more with something that I am competent at. Hand knitting for a cause is something I am good at, and that I care about. How better to try and get back to being my best from being nearly burnt out than by doing something I love and am passionate about.

As of publishing this post I have completed Hat #1, for day #1!