Join kindred spirits for a day of charity knitting at StevenBe's over on 35th and Chicago on Wednesday, July 12th. Doors open at 10:00 am and we will be gathering throughout the day until closing time at 6:00 pm. Charity knitters knit items to be given away and our focus is knitting hats...and scarves...actually I like to tell people "Give the Gift of Warmth". We are getting more requests from schools to knit hats for kids. So colorful hats...and remember that kids heads are the same size as an adult head. We will have patterns and bins of yarn available at give away prices.
Last year this generous community of knitters knit over 2200 items that we distributed to shelters, schools and hospitals. The Head Start program, not far from the shop, has already contacted us asking for hats and diapers. It would be great if you would consider donating a package of diapers...size 3 and 4.
One more thing...bring along a snack to share. We will provide beverages throughout the day.
Packs your needles and yarn and invite a friend. See you July 12th.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I look forward to every winter when my front porch turns into a distribution depot for hundreds of Hats for the Homeless, and it gives me joy to bring them to shelters, hospitals, schools, community agencies and other sites where people struggling to deal with Minnesota’s winter get assistance, encouragement and proof that there are people all over the country who are willing to reach out. I make a point of telling staff at these sites that the caps they are receiving for distribution come from all over the country, often with notes of compassion and encouragement.
So I offer you greetings and thanks from folks all over Minneapolis who know the value of community and compassion.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Think....BIG, WARM AND WOOLY
LOOKING FOR FOLKS WHO LIKE TO KNIT AND WOULD BE WILLING TO KNIT SOME HATS FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVING IN MINNEAPOLIS. WE NEED ADULT HATS FOR.... for men and women preferably knit with wool or washable wool.
Hats will be distributed throughout the winter.
Size: Large and Extra Large
There are several knitting events on the calendar for knitters to get together with other “charity knitters.”
The big push is on to knit hats to donate for this upcoming winter.
November 11, 2016
An all day “Knitting for Charity” event at Steven Be Fiber Studio at
3448 Chicago Ave So, Minneapolis
We’ll gather from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm
Bring your knitting and a snack to share.
November 13, 2016
We will have a table at the final farmer’s market of the season at Bachman’s at 60th and Lyndale Ave So
Doors open 9:00 and the market closes around 1:00
Bring your knitting.
We will be at Butter Bakery over on 37th and Nicollet from 11:00 to 1:00.
Check out the pattern tab in a few days as updated patterns will be added and more details about this community service project.
Hats can be mailed if you don’t live in the area.
5314 Penn Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Friday, September 2, 2016
Pleae join us at the Midtown Farmers Market
Saturday, September 10th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2225 East Lake Street
Corner of East Lake and Hiawatha Avenue
Near the YWCA
Hat patterns will be available. Bring your knitting! Also bring a chair.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Join us on
Tuesday, July 12th
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
35th and Chicago Avenue South
We will knit hats for Halos of Hope. Halos of Hope is a not for profit organization committed to providing volunteer-crafted hats to cancer centers across the country.
We will be knitting all day,so join us anytime. Yarn will be available for a minimal fee, lots of patterns to choose from and experienced knitters on hand to answer questions. Bring along your basic knitting supplies, a snack to share and spend the day with kindred spirits. Bring along a friend. Beverages will be provided.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Hawaiian Care Package to the Frozen North
80 degrees in Honolulu
-10 degrees in Minneapolis
Maybe it was a coincidence, but a bag full of hats arrived today from Honolulu where the natives are basking in the sunshine while the Minneapolis folks are wearing layers of clothing to fight off the bitter cold.
It’s our seventh year of collecting hats, scarves and mittens to donate to the schools, shelters, and community centers that serve the homeless and the needy. On November 11, 60 charity knitters came together to knit and crochet items for the project. 100’s of hats were turned in that day from knitters who had been knitting all year. Over the course of the year, 2600 hats were made, plus scarves and mittens. We were able to deliver donations to over 30 drop-off sites who serve people in need. Hats make up the largest number of our donations.
Monica Nilsson, an advocate for the homeless who works at St. Stephen’s Shelter spoke to the group about what it’s like to be a homeless person living in Minneapolis and surviving our frigid winters. She spoke about how our community is serving people in need of housing…very informative speech. Although, Monica herself is not a knitter, she had one piece of good advice for all of us…” KNIT YOUR HATS ON SMALLER NEEDLES SO THE STITCHES ARE TIGHTER….MAKES FOR A WARMER HAT.”
Hats for the Homeless has completed seven years and we have distributed over 11,000 hats in our community thanks to the warm hearts of the generous people in our community, not just Minneapolis, but all across the country.
Looking ahead to 2016, keep the items coming; we collect all year round, starting deliveries in November and wrapping things up in February. Read the blog, there are quite a few good patterns to follow.
Once again, thanks for your gift of warmth…everyone needs a hat to survive our bitter cold winters.