Hitty's 197th Birthday Coat Swap


Essentials for Swap Participants:

Must be a member of Yahoo Hittygirls group.

Full name, postal address, and email must be in the Swapper's database. Access to the database is through the Yahoo Groups site. Ask a moderator if you don’t know how to do this!

Keep in touch with your Swap Leader. You must let them know when you have completed your swap, or if you have to withdraw your name from the swap.  Please don't notify her on the list UNLESS you have also notified her privately.  /we ask that you notify privately as messages to the list can be late, not noticed, or come in after the date.

You are expected to tell your swap leader that you are done before the due date as swap partners are assigned on the due date. You can use the link below to notify your swap leader.

Swap Leaders are not required to chase you for information, or to include you in the swap if you have not provided it.

Keep to the Swap requirements. If it says “no extras” please do not include anything but the swap item(s).

Do your best!  We are not looking for perfection or any superhuman standard, but do swap something that you would be happy to receive.

Be Polite! Always thank your partner. No matter what you receive, remember your partner did their best (just like you did!)

Share the joy! Photograph your swap item when you receive it, and post the image to the list.

Be generous! If you have participated in the swap you should comment on the images or notifications of other people who have also participated

Thank your swap leader! It can be  hard and sometimes time-consuming to lead a swap, but it is all worth it when people let you know they’ve had fun!

Consider leading a swap!  Contact a Moderator if you have an idea for fun that the whole group can participate in.

deadline: January 8, mail on the 9th or 10th.

Your Swap Leader  is:  Susan K.

click the link with any questions, or to sign up.
Can't use this link? Send an email with all of your info to:

blueheron91  at  gmail  dot  com

Coat Pattern found here

Is your Hitty feeling the chill? Is her winter coat threadbare and patched? Does she (or you) need a winter pick-me-up?   We can solve the chilly winter blahs - join us for the Hitty's Birthday Coat Swap!  and to add to the fun, you may include up to TWO extras in this swap!  Hat? Bag? Scarf? Or something different?  You decide!


This will be an easy and fun swap - we even have the pattern for you!  We'd like everyone to start with Pauline's Felt Coat Pattern (found here) which is a simple basic coat, with minimal seams and a cute shape (thanks Pauline!) Then adjust, create, embellish until Hitty's coat is perfect!


We suggest making trial shape (out of paper towel or similar) to fit on your doll, to check that you are happy with the overall length and sleeves. If you are using felt the pattern may be just fine as-is.  


If you are making the coat out of cloth, you may need to make some adjustments, to account for seam allowances, in particular, you will want to lengthen it at the sleeves.

You can make a collar, add buttons, a belt, trimming or lining...you can create a beautiful felt coat, a camel-hair coat, a raincoat, a "fur"-trimmed winter coat, or any kind of coat at all, but do begin with Pauline's pattern...it  will be fun to see what people will do with it!

Some hittys need a pleat in the back.  Bigger Hittys need no pleat.  
Collar is traced on a paper copy of the pattern then cut out in felt.

Here is a link to a blog post showing how Kjerstin made a cloth-lined Turquoise raincoat using this pattern: Turquoise Raincoats

(Holly to Susan K)

(Julie to Denise)


(Leonarda to Susan K)

(Susan K to Leonarda)