Make Do and Hope KAL Roundup

At the end of March, I released my Make Do and Hope cowl pattern for free because I wanted to share some positivity with the world. I encouraged knitters to stashdive and join in a KAL with gift card prizes to support small businesses. Two winners, randomly selected from posts on Ravelry and Instagram, will receive $25 gift cards to the LYS or other small business of their choice.

We had a small but mighty turnout for the KAL, which ended May 1. Today, I want to take the opportunity to share the participants’ finished projects with you. Disclaimer: I have received permission from each knitter to share their work and photos here.

In no particular order, please enjoy this gallery of finished Make Do and Hope projects!

TheValerie’s Make Do and Hope

TheValerie knit version B with a stunning rainbow of contrast colors. Click here to view this project on Ravelry.

Jasremillard’s Make Do and Hope Cowls

Jasremillard went above and beyond and knit both versions! Click here to view their version A on Ravelry, or click here to view their version B.

Catlover8’s Pink Cowl

Catlover8 used DK weight stash yarn to knit this pastel beauty. This is version B of the pattern. Click here to view their project on Ravelry.

Wendebular’s Make Do Hat

Wendebular turned the Make Do and Hope cowl into a hat! If you’d like to do the same, here are her modifications:

I cast it on as per the pattern and then decreased the gap between CC rounds by 1 round each time, until there were three (two? Need to check) rounds in between, plus fudging the decreases a little.

Wendebular in the Make Do and Hope KAL thread.

Click here to view her project on Ravelry.

And the Winners Are…

I used to select one winner from the posts on Instagram that used the hashtag #makedoandhopekal and another winner from the finished projects on Ravelry.


The Instagram winner is @jasmineremillard with their gorgeous pair of cowls!


The Ravelry winner is Catlover8 with their yummy pink cowl.

Congratulations to both winners! I will be in touch with them both to award their $25 gift cards to the small businesses of their choice. I will update this post with which businesses they chose!

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who participated in this KAL. I hope we can all continue to find ways to connect during this unprecedented and challenging time.