Charity Hat-Along: Let's make hats!

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!

Charity Hat-Along

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.

Download the Shanti Hat PDF here or on Ravelry.

Download the Cottage Cap PDF here or on Ravelry.

What yarn should I use?

I'd love it if you try my Wooly Worsted yarn for your hats! Wooly Worsted is the perfect yarn for charity donations because it's soft and comfortable, warm and washable. Plus, it comes in a big rainbow of colors that any kid would love. 

We've partnered with NobleKnits Yarn Shop for the Charity Hat-Along and they're offering a great discount on Wooly Worsted yarn just for you! Fill up your cart with Wooly Worsted, enter the code CHARITYHAL (not case-sensitive) at check out and receive 25% off the yarn! Thanks, NobleKnits! 

Awesome! I made hats, now what?

Print out a CharityHAL tag and pin it to each hat. You'll be entered one time in the giveaway for each hat you tag! I made a nice little sheet so that you can print out a bunch of tags at once. Be sure to include your full name and your email address on each tag.

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: 

Robyn Devine
Charity Hat-Along
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:

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.

Follow along!

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!