In my Dad's name, I work to send off 25 each December to various charities. I have long wanted to do a 100 Hats Project (I just like the way that sounds....100 Hats) but, I didn't know how to link up with a pattern source that would work for people, still trying to figure out the logistics, I was fumbling around knitting blogs for some answers.
And then this happened. I stumbled on She Makes Hats....And read this story http://shemakeshats.blogspot.com/p/she-makes-hats-book.html. And then I looked at her amazing hat patterns and fell in a deep hat knitting crush. Robyn is a girl who also loves to knit hats and her patterns were so gorgeously simple but oh so lovely. ( I am big fan of simple loveliness) . So for the last few months I
So let me introduce you all to Robyn Devine, seriously the cutest name ever...and look at her wearing her new Peaks and Valleys hat.
So here is how it is all going to work... Starting NOW, I am accepting hats in all sizes, preemie, baby, child, teen, adult. I am asking that you use a washable yarn that is soft and lovely to wear. I personally love and use Vanna's Choice yarns from Lion Brand.http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/vannaschoice.html and Woolease also from Lion Brandhttp://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/woolease.htm. Both are available at your big box craft stores or online at a reasonable price but, please use what you prefer. You can search the free patterns at http://shemakeshats.blogspot.com/ thanks to the generosity of sweet Robyn who has given her permission to use her patterns for this project. She has so many patterns to choose from and they are all just right for charity knitting. I am dreaming big that we will have 100 hats but I don't mind at all if maybe we surpass that number. When you are done, you can send them to me at the address below and I will divide and share them with the many awesome agencies who are in need. I am setting a deadline of December 1st so that I have time to get hats shipped and delivered. However, if I have enough to ship some out before Thanksgiving I will. This is about more than Christmas, it's cold weather and the Holidays in general.
I want to thank Robyn Devine, her inspiration and generosity are boundless . Most importantly she didn't block my email when I revealed myself and my crazy plan along with my stalking tendencies. Get her book, follow her blog, give her some Facebook love https://www.facebook.com/shemakeshats and follow her on Instagram @shemakeshats and you can become a stalker like me. And please as always, gifted patterns are for charity and personal use only. Follow her blog, it's one of my favorite knitting blogs . Be inspired and enthused by the loving and giving of this girl. The world would be a little better if everyone had a hand knit hat. Just my opinion.
I will also take crocheted hats, I am not discriminating at all, I just don't have a pattern I can recommend at this time because I don't crochet. However, you can find
a million/bunches of free crochet patterns at http://www.ravelry.com/ .. I know this post is full of links and information but I really would love it if you all joined in on the Give a Little Bit-100 Hats Project with me this fall. I will keep you posted and share the progress with you all both here and on my Wildflower 57 page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/57wildflower and my Instagram which is @Thewildflower57. If you have any questions, my email is Wildflower_57@yahoo.com.
The address for shipping hats is
1061 Stanford Ave
Clovis, CA 93611
Thanks for the support and for being a bright shiny star Robyn and thank you in advance for any help and support for the Give a Little Bit-100 Hats Project 2014. Love to you all and happy Yarn! <3 Barbara