Hittygirls 7th Hat, Scarf, and Mittens for Hitty Swap

Must be a member of Yahoo Hittygirls group
and have met all previous swap commitments to play.

You must include your full name, address, telephone number, and email.
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.


CLOSED

Your 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 to:
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.
OR
(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.
OR
(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:
Dollhouse needlework

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:
Bug Knits
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!
Joy Knits

I found a couple of more from another site run by: susan @ omegageek.com
Omega Geek
She has a
pretty miniature raglan sweater and
Mouse
Every one needs a miniature knit mouse, don’t they?


If you want a Bonnie Bonnet for your lassie or laddie!
Buttercup Miniatures

Another warm winter cap, of an older style.
Also: a cable hat!

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.

 

Swap Pictures


Kathleen W. to Linda K.

 


Linda K. to Kathleen W.

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