Southern Comfort: The 3rd Annual Yarn Bowl Challenge Fires Up the Competitive Spirit of Knitters with a Preemie Hat Contest

comments (2) June 19th, 2009     

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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Yarn and football is a great combo!
Look how tiny these hats are in comparison to the balls of yarn in the background! So cute!
Yarn and football is a great combo!

Yarn and football is a great combo!



Photo: Courtesy of Serendipity YarnWorks

The University of Alabama fans at Serendipity Needleworks in Tuscaloosa, AL have challenged the University of Tennessee fans at The Yarn Haven in Knoxville, TN to participate in their 2009 Yarn Bowl Challenge. This is a competition pitting knitters and crocheters supporting the Crimson Tide against those who knit, crochet and cheer for the Tennessee Volunteers. Between now and Saturday, October 16 crafters will be making preemie caps to see which team can make the most caps. Choose a team & knit a few hats to help high risk infants. At the end of the Challenge, the store who collects the most hats wins a trophy and bragging rights but the caps will be divided equally between the 2 shops and donated to local hospitals for distribution in their neonatal intensive care unit. During the first two years, the event has generated 3284 cozy hats for the wee ones. Let’s pitch in and boost that total!

Caps must be made of very, very soft yarn that is washable. They must be between 9-12” in circumference and 4-5” in height. Caps will need to be delivered to either shop by Friday, October 16.  Be sure to specify for which team you made them.  Come on football fans…let’s help out these little Tiders and little Volunteers with a handmade hug!

Here are three patterns that they recommend one for knitting in the round, one for knitting on straight needles and one for crocheting.

If you are a big college football fan, why not organize a Yarn Bowl in your area?!!! If you do, make sure to let us know!

posted in: College football knitting competition, Yarn Bowl Challenge, preemie caps

Comments (2)

Tina_Hilton writes: Thanks for sharing Pirateknitter! These are great patterns for all the wee ones.
Posted: 3:50 pm on June 25th
pirateknitter writes:

This site also has lots of links to make Preemie hats. Roll Tide!!!
Posted: 5:59 pm on June 24th
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