This year for my final SLA capstone, I decided to crochet a few hats and a scarf to donate to CHOP. This was a really cool thing to do because not only was I able to learn how to crochet and teach some of my peers, it sort of felt like a social experiment. In a day and age where everything is changing so rapidly, it’s hard to assume who’s going to be doing what. Many people are going out of their ways as activists to break down social constructs in order for people to freely express themselves and be comfortable while doing so. I’ve been knitting basic rectangular scarves on and off again since the 4th grade. Ever since then and even now, people would jokingly call me a grandma or old lady for knitting and crocheting. I’ll usually laugh along with them without a care in my mind. I personally appreciate those women older than me who were patient and willingly to teach me these creative stitching methods. I think that this could be an important skill to have if you wanted to stretch your entrepreneurial skills and sell your products or just to make winter hats yourself and save money. I personally enjoyed crocheting because it relaxed me and was so easy to do and easy to travel with.
Knot, Tegan, and Tegan Knot. "Tegan Baby Hat With Top Knot Knitting Pattern By Julie Taylor". LoveKnitting. N.p., 2017. Web. Apr. 2017.
This article is from Loveknitting.com. This website gives out knitting ideas from random people who are willing to share their own techniques. This article is particularly about instructions on knitting a baby’s hat. There is a 4 page instruction page. It was donated to the website by Julie Taylor for beginners. This is great for my capstone since I will be both knitting and crocheting hats for babies at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
"Head Huggers: Crochet Pattern: Double Crochet Hat Pattern". Headhuggers.org. N.p., 2017. Web. Apr. 2017.
The article is from the website headhuggers.org. There is a list of instructions for me to learn how to crochet this specific hat pattern. Ms. Leaness is going to teach me how to read those stitches. This stitch will give my hats a unique look to show my effort into creating these hats.
"Make An Easy Crochet Hat". YouTube. N.p., 2017. Web. Apr. 2017.
This is a Youtube video instructing me an easy way to crochet a hat. Youtube is filled with videos of all forms. There is a wide range of instructional videos, especially for beginners of crocheting. It’s free and anyone with a camera and a computer can submit a video.
"Care Of The Baby In The Delivery Room | Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia". Chop.edu. N.p., 2017. Web. Apr. 2017.
This is the website for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP. This is the place where I will be donating my hats to.