Hittygirls 7th Hat, Scarf, and Mittens for
Must be a member
of Yahoo Hittygirls group
and have met all previous swap commitments
include your full name, address, telephone number,
If you sign up without this info, you will not be able to play.
Please Note: We do not collect or distribute your personal information,
except to the Swap Leader and your Swap Partner.
Sign ups end the 22nd of March.
Swapper partners will be named on the 23rd, and the items should be
in the mail and on their way no later than the 25th. Just in time for
April Fool's day!!!
This will be a finish the swap before you get
a partner swap.
Swap Leader is Diana
click the link with any questions, or to sign up.
Can't use this link? Send an email with all of your info
scotindy at @ aol dot
com or Diana.stevens at @ dhs dot gov
In this swap you will send a
hat, scarf and mitten set.
The sender should also include in the package a few yards of same yarn,
to be used for ties, or mitten strings as an extra.
Please use single
or two ply yarns, in acrylic, wool or cotton.
For wool, needlepoint
yarns like Appleton and Medici work really well.
The three-ply Medici can be separated and used singly.
(1) Make a hat
set for a Raikes, (Large) or full size Shoulder Head
Measuring for a Cloche over the forehead and down over the ears, and
back of head to nape of neck,
at 4,5 inches in circumference.
(2) Make a hat for a Hand Carved head, state the size, 5 inch Hitty,
(Medium) or a Gail Wilson Doll,
measuring 4 inches in circumference.
(3) Make a set for the GW ornament Tiny Hitty. (Small) at 1 and 6/8ths.
Contact me when you are done, to
swap the same size of set with another Mom. If your first set comes
out too small for Hitty, check it for a Bitty size, and make another
larger one. No more than two sets per Mom, please.
Most good knitters always stress
knitting a swatch in the pattern and measuring the gauge, and then adjusting
the size of needles or yarn to reach the size you want. In this small
gauge, just moving to another smaller or larger needle is usually what
is needed even two sizes in difference might be needed. The quality
of the yarn will be very noticeable in this small size.
Scarf size is not as important
as the size of the mittens and hats. Since most Hitty’s have a
“spoon shaped hand” mittens will be just fine, thumbs or
no thumbs. My girls even have muffs to keep their hands “warm”!
Create your own pattern or search
the internet for free patterns. Miniature knitting is a whole category
of its own. If you think Hitty is small then check out some of the 1:12
or 1:24 scale things on the internet!
If you have never done any miniature knitting, I suggest researching
some web pages.
Before you get started you might
want to read this:
and this web site:
Bits to Buy
I have received permission from
a miniature artist, Althea Crome,
to share the link and to use her free patterns as long as you agree
not to sell the finished product.
Althea’s patterns can be found at:
Knit brim upturned cotton hat in 1:12 scale and
EJ Slayton has a little Christmas Stocking free pattern if you
want to get a jump start on Christmas or make a pair for your doll!
I found a couple of more from
another site run by: susan @ omegageek.com
She has a pretty miniature raglan
Every one needs a miniature knit mouse, don’t they?
If you want a Bonnie Bonnet for your lassie or laddie!
winter cap, of an older style.
More patterns can be found here.
Contact me with any questions:
Diana Stevens can be reached at: scotindy at @ aol dot com or Diana.stevens
at @ dhs dot gov
Here are some pictures from Diana.
Kathleen W. to Linda K.
Linda K. to Kathleen W.