- My Optimist Club is doing a hat knitting contest. We do this every year or so. We see who can knit the most hats and we have a prize for that person. The prize generally consists of a homemade dessert that the winner shares with the group. There are very few rules.
- Everyone is welcome to make baby hats.
- The hats can be knit, crocheted, knit on a loom, or even sewn. Newborn and Preemie sizes only.
- Any material is fine. I just ask that you use soft yarn that a baby would appreciate wearing.
- The contest runs now through April 15. All hats will be totaled and prizes will be awarded. The hats will then be donated to the 2 hospitals in the area.
- Lily is now knitting hats on a loom. I started her off on the loom because that’s what a lot of the Optimist Club members do. It’s fast (about 1 hour for a baby hat) and I thought she would have some success with it. Truthfully, I also think it would be fun to show that a 9 year old girl can out-knit the adults.
- I’m bribing her. I offered her lunch with the Optimist Club if she’ll knit. I’m not above bribes. Because I really like the idea of the 9 year old out-knitting the adults.
- I’d offer the same deal to Addie, but she’s really not interested in knitting. (more on this in a future episode of “Ask the Wee Ones.”)
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Love this!! I’ve got 4 hats ready & am working on a fifth for you 🙂