The ladies at my church are making 100 scarves and hats for an orphanage in Mexico. They call it "Knitting With a Mission." Not all the ladies knit tho and I am one that does not.
My scarves and hats will be made with hairpin lace crochet. You use a small loom to single crochet up the middle and connect strips. Then you add fringe at the ends of the scarf and a ball on the top of the hat. The photos will help to explain it a lot better than I can.
This is the loom and crochet hook I use with a small portion of the needlework finished. The loom has adaptable holes to make the project wider or narrower. As you can see, this is quite narrow so that it will be warm using a single strand of yarn.
The whole row is finished and taken off the loom.
Two rows are crocheted together and form a wider row down the middle.
This shows a close up of three rows.
These are the finished rows. Now I have to fix the end edges and add fringe and it is complete.
This is the beginning of the hat.
I ended up making it into a toddler hat with a tie string because it was definitely the wrong dimensions . . . where did I go wrong? I doubled the neck scarf to make it smaller too before adding the fringe.Oh well, they have little ones at the orphanage too. On to my second try, going to make a bigger one now that I ahve the jist of it again.