Wow ... I can't believe the response I am getting with regard to knitting hats for Shanti's sailors. I've gotten so many people who are looking to contribute hats and other goodies to the gift boxes for the sailors of the USS Decatur.
There have been a few questions that I will address in this post:
Question: What kind of hats ... do they have to be "regulation"?
Answer: The hats can be any color and any pattern. These hats will be worn off-duty so you can be as creative as you would like to be.
Question: What kind of yarn should I use ... is a synthetic blend OK?
Answer: Please use only natural fibers. Synthetics are very dangerous if there should be a fire. 100% washable wool is safe and warm.
Question: Do you have any patterns that you could recommend:
Answer: Some fellow knitters have suggested the following:
Simple Sailor's Hat Download Simple Sailor's Hat 2
Please, be creative ... have fun ... and think good thoughts for the wonderful crew of the USS Decatur. If you have any other questions, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.