|The long-awaited CoCo's Cap for Kids and Adults|
Afghans for Afghans just received the opportunity to send over several cartons of knitted hats, mittens and socks for ages 5 to adult. The deadline is mid-January, and we are happy to find we have a cap all made and ready to send. We just need to pop it in an envelope and lick a stamp.
Now, why, you may ask do we have a cap all knitted up? Well, a very long time ago we received a request for directions for making a larger version of Coco's (Baby) Cap. We worked on it. We really did. AND we made progress. However, other things got in the way, and we didn't actually get the cap pattern written up into a pattern. This morning, we had the bright idea that we'd just post what we have. It's a little . . . uh, rough! . . . but it's really not rocket science to knit up a cap. All the info is there. It's just not pretty.
|Our 'notes' would confound even one of those Navajo code breakers!|
So, in the interest of sharing, and in the hope that someone else will knit up a cap for a child halfway around the world, here it is: Coco's Cap For Kids and Adults. One slight caveat: We're the only ones who have knitted this pattern. No one else has tested it, so if you find a mistake please let us know.
|The crown . . . Pretty, right?|
The details about the current campaign at Afghans for Afghans can be found HERE including the address for mailing your knitting. You must be sure to use mostly wool (not acrylic). The Afghan women know how to care for wool.
From the conclusion of A Christmas Carol . . ."He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him."
May your heart laugh!