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Making 5,000 Hats for Kids in Vegas (2017)
If you would like to join us in knitting, crochet, sewing, or loom knitting warm hats for kids aged 5 through 17, we would LOVE IT!  
Be creative!  They can be many colors or just one color, a blend, animal hats, slouchy hats, or anything bright, cheery, fun oh yes, and machine washable please!

Please send hats before October 31st, 2017 to:
Beverly Qualheim  
PO Box 427
Logandale NV 89021-0427

Some hats made by readers for the kids! (Thanks to Bonnie, Sherry)

Bonnies- hats for the 5000 challenge     hats made by Sherry for 5000 challenge

Hat sizes:

Child (3 - 10 years) 
Head Circumference: 19" - 20 1/2"  48-51 cm; Hat height =8.5"  22cm

Pre-teens and Teens  Hat
Head Circumference: 20 1/2" - 22"   53 -56 cm; height 9-10"  25 cm

Adult Woman
Head Circumference:  21.5" - 22.5"  Hat height = 11"  

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You can find lots of hat patterns and links to patterns HERE!  Or, here are a couple:

hobo-hatBev's HOBO-HAT"!
copyright 2014, 2016 - Beverly A. Qualheim - all rights reserved
Yes, it is rather like another hat pattern of mine, BUT this one uses up your scraps, even the small ones!  All you need are bits of leftover yarn, at least 12" in length, of scrap-yarn, tie them together using square knots, and wind it all into a large ball of loverly yarn!!

Just make the ball as large as you want and get several hats out of it.  You can show the ties on the outside of the hat for a spikey look, or weave them inside as you go, which is what I did.

Hobo-Hat pattern comes in 5 sizes - Babies, Elementary school kids, Teens/small woman, Women's, Mens.  
You need about 200 yds for the baby hat, up to about 350 yds for the men's hat. 
Crochet Hook size G or H  (
If you crochet tightly use an I or J hook.)
Gauge: 7  hdc = 2"   6 rows= 2" 
Abbreviations:  ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, hdc = half double crochet, sts = stitches

This is a great way to use up your yarn stash.  I recommend using a single type of yarn per ball you roll, as in, don't mix baby yarn and worsted weight, unless you double strand the baby yarn.  You want these to be nice and warm.  There are many homeless, or those who don't have adequate warmth, and these beanies are needed by the dozens in every city!  And these hobo-hats just turn out fun!


Chain 4, join with sl st to form a ring, Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 10 hdc in ring, join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc (not in the chain2.. the ch 2 does not count as a stitch).Ch 2.

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each hdc, join with sl st. Ch 2 (20 hdc)

Rnd 3: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st.  Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (30 hdc).

Rnd 4: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (40 hdc) (Stop increases here for a baby size and go to row 9)

Rnd 5: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (50 hdc) (Stop increases here for an elementary school aged child size and go to row 9)

Rnd 6: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (60 hdc) (Stop increases here for teen or small women and go to row 9)

Rnd 7: 1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  
Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (70 hdc) (Stop increases here for women's or men's regular hat and go to row 9 

Rnd 8: 
1 hdc in base of ch 2, *1 hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st.  Repeat from * around, ending with a hdc in base of the ch 2 of the previous row. Join with sl st in the top of 1st hdc of previous row. Ch 2 (80 hdc) (large men's hat measures 24" around}

RND 9:  ... continue here for the rest of the hat, HDC in each st around until you have 20, 22, 23, 24 rows total, (you can forget the 'join' and just crochet around and around) or join with a sl st and ch 2 as you have done before (that will increase 1 more st on each round).  End off, cut 4" tail of yarn and weave that inside.




CHENILLE  SKULL  CAP  2
Copyright 2002  -  Sandra Huffines
Adult:  Chenille Sensations yarn;  J hook
Rnd 1:  Ch4, join, work 12dc into ring, join.
Rnd 2:  *2dc in ea st* around, join.  (24dc)
Rnd 3:  *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* around, join.  (36dc)
Rnd 4:  *1dc in next 2st, 2dc in next st* around, join.  (48dc)
Rnd 5:  *1dc in next 3st, 2dc in next st* around, join.  (60dc)
Rnd 6-14: Dc in ea st around, join.
Rnd 15:  Sc in ea st around, join.
Fasten off.





knit hat patternBev's Really Basic Knit Hat

copyright Bev Qualheim 2001 - 2016  
3-5 lb Preemie; (infant/baby); (1-3 years old); (Child 4-9 years)  (tweens) (teen/woman)(large man) 
Size 8 US (5 mm) knitting needles - can be made using circular needles too. 
3 oz of bright colored worsted weight 4 ply yarn

gauge is 6 rows = 1"  6 sts = 1 using size 8 needles

Cast on 72 sts - 4-9 years; (76sts - tweens); (84 sts- teen/woman)
Row 1: K2, P2, K2 across line, ending with P2.  
Rows 2- ?: Repeat Row 1 until hat is 8 1/2" (9") (10")   from start.  This hat has a nice big cuff for warmth!  If you prefer a beanie with no cuff, just make the hat approximately 2" shorter than listed.
Decrease rows: 
Row 1: *K2 together, purl 2, repeat from * across row.  
Row 2: Knit  
Row 3: (K2 stitches together) repeat across row.
Last decrease row: Knit across. 
 

Cut a 24" tail of yarn, thread a yarn needle with it.  Carefully pull the last row of knitting from the needle and thread the needle through every stitch.  Pull tightly then whip stitch the side seam shut.  Roll up Brim to wear.

Add a Pom Pom to the top for kids or if desired. 


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Josh’s Color Striped Beanie (C) Beverly A. Qualheim   -  thanks to Sandy (dolphie2) for working out the color changes for this!!

           Size 6 needles  72 sts for 5-8 yr olds   
           Size 8 needles  (4 mm) (75 sts for tweens) ( 82 sts for teens and adults)

About 2 ozs main + 3 colors of scraps in sport yarn or soft worsted weight or DK 8ply.
Size 6 needles cast on 65 (72) sts 
Size 8 (4mm) needles cast on 75 (86) sts.

Rows 1-10: Garter stitch in main colour. 
Rows 11-14: Stocking stitch in contrast 1, starting with a knit row. 
Rows 15-24: Garter stitch in main colour. 
Rows 25-28: Stocking stitch in contrast 2, starting with a knit row. 
Rows 29-38: Garter stitch in main colour. 
Rows 39-42: Stocking stitch on contrast 3, starting with a knit row. 
Rows 43-48: Garter stitch in main for 6 rows.

If hat isn’t tall enough, add a few more rows before decreasing.
Decrease: Keep using main colour.
Row 49: *Knit 2, knit 2 tog, Repeat from * to end of row. Just knit any stitches that don’t fit into this pattern. 
Row 50: Knit. 
Row 51: Same as 49. 
Row 52: Knit. 
Row 53: Same as 49. 
Row 54: Knit. 
You should now have about 28 sts left. (It’s not important to have exactly that many, by the way). 
Row 55. Knit.

Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn. Thread through remaining stitches on needle & sew up.





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