Saturday, February 18, 2012

My charity knitting tasks


1. Squares--any fiber
    a. 8x8 inches for KAS (South Africa) and Love Squared (MI, US)--kids
    b. 8-10 inches for EEROP (Europe via GA)--kids
    c. 6 and 12 inches for Afghans for PRR (South Dakota, via Lousiana, US)--various ages

2. Hats (beanies, mostly)
    a. Any material OK—EEROP, kids
    b. Wool/animal only--at least 30% for Hearts for Warmth (Lesotho via CT), and blends OK for Afghans for Afghans (Afghanistan via SF, US)--various ages
    c. Chemo caps (Philippines)--cotton or tencel, and maybe berets or funky styles (Hearts of Love)--various ages

3. Blankets for preemies--acrylic only, Stitches from the Heart (LA, US)

  • You'll need approximately 2 inches of negative ease for your hat's circumference.
  • Obviously, not everyone is average, these charts were just designed to give you a rough idea for project planning purposes.
  • These yardages are rough estimates, yarn usage changes depending on stitch pattern.
  • These yardages were estimated using a gauge of 5sts/inch and a stockinette stitch.

AgeHead CircumferenceHat HeightYardage
Preemie (1-2 lbs)9"3.5"50-110
Preemie (3-4 lbs)11"4"50-110
Preemie (4-5 lbs)12"4.5"50-110
Preemie (5.5-6 lbs)13"5"50-110
Baby - 3 to 6 months 17"7"100-150
Baby 6 to 12 months 18"7.5"100-150
Toddler - preschooler (12 months - 3 years) 19"8"100-150
Child (3 - 10 years) 20"8.5"100-180
Pre-teens and Teens 21"10"100-180
Adult Woman 22.5"11"120-200
Adult Man 22.5"-24"11.5"200-255

BABY BLANKETS--for Stitches from the Heart

Bereavement blankets, in pastels, solids or multis

Preemie Extra Small 10 by 10 inches to 12 by 12 inches
Preemie Small 14 by 14 inches to 18 by 18 inches
Preemie Medium 20 by 20 inches to 22 by 22 inches
Preemie Large 22 by 22 inches to 24 by 24 inches
Full-Term 26 by 26 inches to 28 by 28 inches

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