Loom a Hat for Christ House and Fair Oaks Hopsital
Crafts for a Cause needs volunteers to make adult hats for Christ House and baby caps for Fair Oaks Hospital. Just grab a loom, wrap away, and return the finished hats to Trinity to be delivered.
Looms: You can buy a loom at a local craft store for under $10, or you can request one of the lenders from Crafts. We also can provide yarn for you.
For adult hats, you need a 9.3" loom (36 pegs). For baby caps, you need the 5.75" (24 pegs). No other sizes will work.
Yarn: You must use thick, bulky yarn for loom hats, so look for the numbers 4, 5 or 6 on the yarn package. Avoid dark colors; for baby hats, avoid combination of blue and pink; single colors are better. If you use thinner yarn, you need to use two strands. DO NOT use traditional thin baby yarn.
Follow the instructions in the loom's package or the instruction sheet included here. Please note that a brim is not recommended. Return the hats to Trinity to be delivered.
Hat Sizes: Adult hats should measure approximately 8-9 inches in length (try the fit on a family member or yourself. These are mostly for adult males.) Baby caps should be 7 inches in length (should fit a grapefruit).
For more information or if you would like to make hats using traditional knit or crochet methods, please contact, Molly Sprouse.