I introduced our Charity Hat-Along last week and I'm happy to say we are collecting hats! Robyn and I have a goal of collecting 2,000 hats for Completely Kids, an Omaha non-profit that serves kids between preschool and middle school who live at or below the poverty line. This means these children and their families can't afford to buy them warm clothes for the winter. That's where we come in, let's knit up a storm and warm up these kids!
What do I do? Where do I start?
Well, thanks for asking! We're happy to have you on board. Robyn and I have designed two free patterns for the Hat-Along, one knitting and one crochet. Both are fun to work and great for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels.
Once you've made your hats and tagged them it's time to send them to us. Wrap them up and send them along to:
PO Box 6093
Omaha, NE 68106
You mentioned a giveaway?
I did! Robyn and I are giving away five prize bundles to five lucky winners! With each hat you tag you have the chance to win:
- A copy of Robyn's new book, She Makes Hats
- Two skeins of Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn
- A set of stitch markers from Wine Maker's Sister
- Maybe some other goodies!
Good things to keep in mind
We're making hats for kids so while it's fun to make baby hats and the patterns are sized for them, please stick to making most of your donations in the larger sizes. Also, while I would love for you to use Wooly Worsted yarn I understand that we're all knitters and we have a stashes larger than we care to admit. Please, feel free to use any yarn as long as it's easy-care. You also don't need to use our patterns. Make hats you like to make and enjoy the idea of giving.
I'll be posting regular updates about the Charity Hat-Along here on my blog.
Check out my Instagram and twitter: @eweeweyarns
Follow Robyn's blog (which is excellent). Plus Instagram and twitter: @shemakeshats
Be sure to tag your projects #CharityHAL. We love to see what you've made!