Service Project 2022

GREAT ESCAPE – Service Project – Knitting for Charity

Child’s Gusto 10 Rolled Brim Hat

In conjunction with the Great Escape Knitting for Charity workshop, I have connected with an organization (The Knitting Connection in Medford, MA) that has a group of knitters who knit hats for children in need.  The organization also accepts donations of new unused knitted (and crocheted) hats and yarn. The donated hats and yarn MUST be 100% acrylic.

I will be collecting donations of new unused knitted (and crocheted) hats and yarn.   In addition to being 100% acrylic, the yarn must be at least a full skein – sufficient to make a complete hat.

Cathy LeBlanc



1 skein acrylic yarn, any color

1 16” circular needle, size 8

1 set size 8 double pointed needles

Stitch markers

Gauge:  9 stitches = 4 inches

(Use different sized needles if needed to yield the desired gauge.)

Instructions:  With circular needle, cast on 42 stitches.  Place marker and join, being careful not to twist the stitches.  Knit in the round until the hat measures 8” long.  End at the marker.  Change to double pointed needles.  Begin decreasing on the following round as follows:

Round 1:  (knit 5, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 2:  (knit 4, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 3:  (knit 3, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 4:  (knit 2, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 5:  (knit 1, k2tog) 6 times.

Round 6:  (k2tog) 6 times.

6 stitches remain.

Cut the yarn leaving a 12” tail.  Thread it through the remaining stitches.  Draw up tight and secure.