Charity Hat-Along with Robyn Devine & Heather Walpole

Do you get inspired by people you read about? I do and I did in the case of Robyn Devine. A couple of years ago I read about her and her life goal to make 10,000 hats. Ten thousand of anything is a lot. Can you imagine knitting that many things let alone having them be all hats?! Nope!

But either way, I was inspired by her hats and her growing community of hat knitters. Robyn has built charities around hat donations for people in need. That's pretty rad. So not only is Robyn knitting tons of hats herself, she has enlisted an army of knitters to make even more hats. They donate hundreds of hats each year and I think it's pretty amazing!

Robyn has just written a book about her adventures as a hat knitter. She Makes Hats walks Robyn's journey as a hat knitter and weaves from one incredible story to the next. Her hats have touched so many lives that my inspiration grew with each chapter.

After reading her blog, shemakeshats.com for some time, I eventually met Robyn through social media and we hit it off. She likes Ewe Ewe and I told her how impressed I am by her lifelong charitable goal. We got to chatting and we decided to make a new charitable hat goal together! I am so excited to announce our first Hat-Along!

Let's make some hats! Lots and lots of hats. For the Charity Hat-Along with Robyn Devine & Heather Walpole we will be knitting, collecting and donating hats to the Nebraska Hats for Hope Initiative. Our goal is to collect 2000 hats! Can we do it? I hope you'll help!

There's more details on our press release, too. Take a look.

Robyn and I designed two new hat patterns just for the Charity Hat-Along. If you want to crochet then we have the Shanti Hat and if you're a knitter then try the Cottage Cap!

Shanti Hat free crochet pattern by Robyn Devine

Shanti Hat free crochet pattern by Robyn Devine

Cottage Cap free knitting pattern by Heather Walpole

Cottage Cap free knitting pattern by Heather Walpole

Cute! I like them both so much. The crochet Shanti Hat works up quickly and from the top down. The Cottage Cap on the other hand features a mistake rib which is easy for beginning knitters to master. Both hats feature Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn because it's the ultimate easy-care yarn. Wooly Worsted is soft, washable and comes in tons of bright colors so there's something for everyone. And, to support our Charity Hat-Along NobleKnits.com is offering 25% off Wooly Worsted yarn! Use code: CharityHAL at checkout.

I hope you'll join Robyn and me in making masses of hats for charity. Our Hat-Along starts today, May 1 and runs through the end of June. Now, hop on over to shemakeshats.com and check out Robyn's new book