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I recently read an article in the local newspaper "THE SANTAN SUN NEWS" in Chandler, Arizona. It was titled "Military Mom On A Mission". I contacted the Military Mom and we've become great friends. I've been crocheting since I was 12, I'm now 67. I've gone thru a lot of thread and skeins of yarn in that period of time. I started crocheting when I spent the summer with my grandmother years ago. Instead of using a crochet hook for these hats, my tool of choice is the "Knifty Knitter" from Provo Craft, found at MICHAELS and other craft stores. It comes with complete instructions. There are 4 different sizes in the set. I use the largest for the adult size hat. You can whip up a hat in about 2 hours. I use 1 skein of 4 ply and 1 skein of sport yarn to create the hat. If you use 2 skeins of 4 ply it makes the stitches too thick. You can either use 2 skeins the same color or 2 different colors for a multi-colored effect. So far I have created 60 hats for our troops. This loom is easier on the fingers also rather than using a crochet hook for hats, plus you dont have to count stitches.

I live in an adult community, SPRINGFIELD ADULT COMMUNITY in Chandler, Az. and have contacted other residents to help. I would be anxious to hear from anyone who reads my message to share projects.
Enjoy, trinka4@juno.com


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