2018 Knit Out Registration Now Open

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It’s that special time of the year again!

Knit Out Save-The-Date

We are now accepting registration for the 14th Annual Knit Out to be held at Brookside Country Club on January 20, 2018.

We always have overwhelming response for tickets, therefore we recommend that you do NOT wait. Send in your forms as soon as possible.

Registration and class selection is on a first come, first served basis.

CLICK HERE: Registration Form

Mail completed form with check as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE: Class List

Select your top pick for a class and two alternatives. (One class per person so we can give every knitter personal attention.)

Note that registration fee is non-refundable, as all proceeds go to charity.

Please do not contact Brookside Country Club in regards to the Knit Out. Refer all Knit Out questions to: info@pottstownknitout.com

We are always accepting donations of Baby Hats, Chemo Caps and other comforting charity items. (See our site for easy patterns.) This year our featured item is Knitted Knockers. See registration form for more information and list of approved yarns. Thank you!

 

Baby Hats Donated at 2015 Knit Out

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2015 Knit Out participants donated over 150 hats for newborns for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

2015 Knit Out participants donated over 150 hats for newborns for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

We would like to thank everyone who donated nearly 150 baby hats at the 2015 Knit Out. The Pottstown Memorial Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery section also appreciates all the hats. We find that the nurses especially like the hats we make for holidays.

What do we do with the hats you donate? All hats are machine washed and dried, of course. We then divide the hats up into twelve bags, one for each month. Having about 11 or 12 starter hats each month—the ones you knit– gives us a head start on the 40 or so hats we donate monthly.

How does that work? We take the blues, pinks, and multicolored pastels and divide them evenly among the bags. February hats—delivered just this week–included red and pink hats for Valentine’s Day. Then we take greens and put them toward St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas. The purples and yellows may go for Easter or springtime generally. The oranges, of course, go into the pumpkin months and darker hats are kept for the later in the fall. Stripes go out in September for back-to-school and sports seasons. The nurses are especially fond of Eagle’s or Phillies’ hats.

2015 Knit Out Participant Donated Chemo Caps

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2015 Donated Chemo Hats

2015 Knit Out participants generously donated their time and talents to help others.

Many thanks to all the 2015 Knit Out attendees who donated chemo caps at this year’s event. We collected 92 hats, just a small sampling of which is shown in the photo. These hats will be given to the Cancer Center at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Free Chemo Cap Patterns

2015 Charity Chemo Hat

2015 Suzanna Beanie

In 2014, we donated about 50 caps to the cancer center. You may download last year’s free chemo cap pattern. In 2015, Joy has created a new pattern in PDF form to honor Suzanna Rauscher.

The hospital and patients are always grateful for your donations.

Knitting a hat is not a requirement of the Knit Out. Donate if you can. We appreciate it.

2015 Knit Out—Charity Baby Hats

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Brookside Knits donates handmade hats to the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. We welcome all knitters to offer a helping hand.

Baby Hats

2014 Charity Baby Hat

2014 Charity Baby Hat

About forty baby hats go to Labor and Delivery each month. Last year, Knit Out attendees dropped over 100 baby hats—about one quarter of all those donated to the hospital—into the collection basket.

Free patterns for baby hats of all kinds are available on Ravelry and other sites on the Internet. Check here for links to A Few of Our Favorite Things.
The hospital, the parents, and the babies are always grateful for your donations.

Knitting a hat is not a requirement of the Knit Out. Donate if you can. We appreciate it.

Baby and Chemo Charity Hats

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We are proud to say that we received many charity hats both for chemo patients and for newborns.

Knit Out attendees donated over 100 hand-knit and crocheted baby hats that will be donated to them Pottstown Memorial Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery unit. Each month Brookside Knits donates about 50 preemie and newborn hats.

We received 33 chemo hats.

Thanks so much and please feel free to donate more.

A few of the 33 Chemo Caps we received.

A few of the 33 Chemo Caps we received.

Dark colors are favorites for baby boys.

Dark colors are favorites for baby boys.

Hats with toppers that are securely fastened.

Hats with toppers that are securely fastened.

Classic pastels are both knit and crocheted.

Classic pastels are both knit and crocheted.

Colorful hats catch the nurses eyes.

Colorful hats catch the nurses eyes.

The tiniest hats are for preemies.

The tiniest hats are for preemies.

Thanks to All Who Attended the 2014 Knit Out

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We all had a terrific time.

All proceeds go to Relay for Life of Pottstown and knitted items are donated to other good causes as well.

We hope to see you in 2015 and thank you for your continued support.

Fall 2011 Charity Baby Hats

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October 2011 Baby Hats Pumpkin Patch

October 2011 Baby Hats Pumpkin Patch

October 2011 Baby Hats in Fall Colors

October 2011 Baby Hats in Fall Colors

 

It’s Fall and Brookside Knitters have been busy all summer knitting and crocheting newborn hats for delivery to–Where else?–the Labor & Delivery section of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Each month we’ve contributed 25 hats suitable for baby boys and 25 for baby girls.  We enjoy adding special hats for patriotic holidays and moving toward fall colors for September & October.

I’ll include photos of the October “Pumpkin Patch” and “Fall Colors” selections and say that we are looking forward to the challenge of “Pilgrim Hats & Bonnets” for Thanksgiving.  All local members contribute, and the Fall hat group includes hats by Joy, Karen, Lenore, LuAnn, and Sandi.

When hats turn out to be too large for newborns we donate them to other charity organizations.  (Newborns  need hats 10-12″ around with no do-dads. They need to be washable, acrylics or cottons rather than wool to be especially kind to tiny heads.)

2012 Knit Out Baby Hat Pattern

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Baby Hats

Baby Hats

Countdown CapHere is the pattern we are using this year (2012) for the Knit-Out baby hat kits.  If you are bringing hats along, you may use any newborn hat pattern.  Pottstown Memorial Medical Center has asked that donated hats have no pompoms, buttons, flowers or other items that may be grabbed by infants. All donated hats will be washed so yarn should be washable (acrylic, cotton, etc., rather than wool). Larger hats, hats with pompoms, or wool hats will be donated to other projects. Thank you for contributing to the project.

CO 40 stitches loosely.
K1, P1 rib for  1 – 1.5 inches

Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 4 – 4.5 inches from the cast-on edge.

Decrease as follows:
Row 1: *K2tog, K2* across (30)
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: *K2tog, K1* across (20)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K2 together across (10)
[Row 6 Optional: Purl]

With cap still on needle, cut yarn about 24 inches long. Using a tapestry needle, thread yarn through the 10 sts on the needle [twice through is more secure]. Pull snuggly. With right sides together, sew up back seam. Weave in ends.

Pattern Abbreviations
CO Cast on
K Knit
P Purl
K2tog Knit two stitches together (equals one stitch decrease)
(–) Number of stitches after decreasing
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