Friday, October 7, 2011

Bring Eli Home Hat

Knitters are kind and generous people (I'm sure you know that by now). My friend Mary is one of those people. Let me tell you a quick story:

Sara Edwards is the mother of a three year old Eli, who in March 2010 became the victim of parental abduction. Eli left the country on a planned trip to Turkey with his father. Only after they left did Sara find out that the father, Muhammed, had no plans to return to Ohio and had managed to secure a divorce only a few days after arriving in Turkey. Since then, Sara has worked tirelessly to fight for custody and to bring Eli home to Ohio.Of course this fight comes with a cost. Many events have been planned to help raise funds for this cause. 

So of course, Mary did what many yarn crafters would do: she decided to write a pattern and sell it with all proceeds going to the Bring Eli Home fund. 

The Bring Eli Home Hat is a slouchy hat worked in a crocheted seed stitch pattern. The detachable strap is used to cinch the hat around one's head. This fun and easy pattern and would even be a wonderful "learn to crochet" project. 

This pattern uses approximately 300 yards of worsted weight yarn on an H (5.00mm) hook. 

The pattern can be purchased here on Ravlery. I believe that the pattern can be purchased with or without a Ravelry account.

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