Seafarer’s Knitted Hat Pattern
The Mission to Seafarers is a charity which aims to provide practical help and emotional assistance to the lives of seafarers globally.
There are over 1.5 million seafarers (men and women) who risk their lives every day and spend prolonged periods away from their families due to the various demands of their livelihood. Often coming from warm climates, seafarers appreciate the warmth of a woolly hat when faced with cold or freezing climates. These seafarers make a vital contribution to an industry which is a fundamental part of our global economy. The woolly hat is also a tangible gift, knitted with love by you and given directly to the seafarer, who accepts this very personal and practical gift.
You can help us support these seafarers and indulge yourself in a past time as well by contributing a woolly knitting hat to help them maintain body heat during one of these cold periods at sea.
4 Ply or Double Knit Hat Pattern
Please take advantage of our free double Knit hat pattern to produce an item of clothing which will make a real difference to the recipient as they face the harshest of conditions.
Regardless of your skill level, we appreciate the efforts of anyone who take the time to contribute to our charitable efforts. So please feel free to follow the steps outlined below:
- Double knit or 4 ply wool
- Size 8 (4mm) Needles
- 2 oz of wool
- Cast on 120 stitches.
- Rib (2 plain 2 purl ) for 12 inches
- Next Row – Knit 2 together to end of the row Purl next row.
- Repeat these two rows once more.
- Knit 1 row.
- Purl 1 row.
- Pull thread through all stitches and sew up seam.
Once you are satisfied with the fruits of your labour, you can take advantage of our free postal service offering to send your creations along to us.
We will then distribute the hats to seafarers as they dock at anyone of our 200 ports which are spread across 50 countries globally. Our Chaplains will take the supplies on board any ships that dock at their port and Seafarers are always grateful for the efforts put in by you and our charity knitting community.
Please send through your knitting creations to the Freepost address below. We do not require any personal details from contributors, but please make your name and/or address visible if you would like to receive an acknowledgement.
The Mission to Seafarers
Flying Angel Cellar Club
53 Mill Dam
South Shields, Tyne and Wear