Minnesota winters made the news all around the country in January with our -30 temperatures and it looks like February will be another brutal month. Sometimes you even need more than one hat to keep your head and ears warm.
Thanks to all the knitters who have donated hats, scarves, and gloves to be given to those in need. You do make a difference…2300+ folks have warm scarves and hats to wear this winter. Another group of women donated 100 pairs of mittens made from recycled sweaters with polar fleece linings…super warm!
Every fall a group of us gather at our local neighborhood yarn shop to count, sort, and bag up our donations. We deliver them to schools, shelters, and social service agencies serving those in need. This year, 2019, knit items are still arriving and volunteers are out delivering the donations.
To read more about Hats for the Homeless, scroll back through some of our older entries; find some of our favorite patterns, suggested yarns to use, and where to send the hats. Most important thing to keep in mind…knit hats that are long enough to cover the ears and have a cuff to turn up….9 to 12 inches long.
A big warm thank you….many of you have already started knitting for the 2019 season.