While preparing the 1924 Romance LILLIAN IN THE DOORWAY for a special Release Month price, my USO contact told me that the knitted hat shelves at my local USO were bare.
During training on hot days, our troops soak the caps, keeping their heads cool under their Kevlar. During cold days, the hats help keep them warm.
It’s been hot here, so having no hats is a sad thing. I’ve been pulling double shifts to get the novel out, but loom knitting relaxes me and it’s a lovely thing to see a completed hat after a few episodes of Scorpion or House.
For those interested, this is my pattern for doing the hat. It’s based on feedback from both troops and the USO.
Autumn hat: Bernat Softee Chunky Terra Cotta Mist; single strand
Cream-colored hat (shown in picture): One strand each of Caron Off White and Bernat Satin Linen
LOOM: Loops & Threads 9.5 in/24 cm circular loom
Brim: 14 rows
Rest of hat: 19 to 20 rows
After binding off the hat, I yarn stitch the hole closed with a tight X.
LILLIAN IN THE DOORWAY will be available for a special Release Month reduced price of $1.99 till September 30, 2015. Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/Lillian-Doorway-Orange-Ranch-Brides-ebook/dp/B015KHSEUA/
Happy knitting and reading!