Tuesday, October 30, 2007


We provide the yarn. You bring the knitting needles or crochet hooks.

The preemie cap and Christmas-at-Sea patterns use the following sizes:

Project Sunshine Simple Preemie Cap
Knitting Needles US4 and US5 double pointed needles or 2 circulars

Skein Attraction Preemie cap
Knitting Needle US 7
Crochet G Hook

Christmas-at-Sea Knitted helmet
Knitting Needle US8

Feel free to bring your own yarn if you prefer.

What: In the Loop After Work Social
When: Tuesday, October 30, 5pm - 8pm
Where: World Financial Center Winter Garden
Directions: Look to the left for link to directions and map


You're invited to IN THE LOOP's First After Work Social.
Join us in the Winter Garden, Tuesday October 30, 5pm-8pm
while we knit and crochet for charity.

Feel the benefits of doing good for others.

1. Indulge your creative side.
Don't just manage a project. Make a project.
Shut down the computer and take up your needles and hooks.

2. Learn from our experience.
We're a mix of beginners and expert crafters.
Bring your questions. Share your talent.

3. Get great surfing tips.
Discover the best blogs and websites
for knitting and crocheting.
Learn where to find crafters podcasts
and free How-To video clips.

4. Shop the best yarn resources.

Get our list of places for the best yarn
and the best discounts, in Manhattan, outside New York,
or through the world wide web.

5. The best reason of all: Giving to others.
Two charities to benefit from our skills and time are
Project Sunshine's Project Knit and Christmas-at-Sea.
Make a cap for a preemie baby or for mariners far from home.

We provide the yarn and the patterns.
You bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Swing by on your way to catching the bus or train.
Stay a few minutes. Stay a while.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Our first In the Loop Brown Bag Social was a success!

We would like to pose a challenge, during the next Social finish a preemie cap or take yarn and make two for the next Social.

A reminder to bring your needles, we'll provide yarn for the projects.

For the knitted and crocheted preemie caps, we encourage you to improvise and embellish the patterns we've posted, they are just a guide. You can also bring your own preemie cap patterns. The only goal is to make lots of caps!

Send us comments, we'd love your feedback!

See you on October 30 for our first After Five Social!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007



We’ve included just the crocheted version here, but if you prefer to knit the cap, we have linked to the complete pattern on The Skein Attraction website.

YARN Valley Plymouth Yarns Encore wool/acrylic 100 yds

Chain 4 and join into ring with a slip stitch

ROUND 1 Work 6 sc into ring

ROUND 2 Work 2 dc into each sc from previous round (12 dc)

ROUND 3 (dc, 2 dc into next dc) rep to end of round (18 dc)

ROUND 4 (dc, dc, 2 dc into next dc) rep to end of round (24 dc)

ROUND 5 (dc, dc, dc, 2 dc into next dc) rep to end of round (30 dc)

ROUND 6 (dc, dc, dc, dc, 2dc into next dc) rep to end of round (36 dc)

For a bigger head, continue working the increase rounds. Otherwise, work dc around cap until piece measures 4-7” from beginning. Fasten off. Fold back brim.

PATTERN USE All patterns on the In the Loop blog are for charitable crafting only. Knitting or crocheting this item for resale is prohibited.

GLOSSARY dc=double chain sc=single chain rep=repeat