Tuesday, December 3, 2013



Thanks to the knitters from General Mills who arrived at Steven Be’s a few Sundays ago with a huge pile of hats...well, 212 to be exact. They spent the afternoon knitting, shopping, and looking for new hat patterns. It was a fun day to meet some of the knitters in our community who are knitting for Hats for the Homeless. 


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Question: "How many hats does it take to fill a Volkswagon?" 

Answer: "Nobody knows, there is still room for more hats."

Grandma Bernice says: "Better keep knitting so we can fill up the car!” 
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The greatest need is for basic hats knit for men in dark solid colors....navy blue, black, grey, and brown...preferably washable wool. Large and extra large...when in doubt knit it an inch longer to cover the ears.

We will be collecting hats throughout the winter. Hats can be dropped off at Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Shop on Lake St. and 16th Avenue, Linden Hills Yarn and Textile Center on Excelsior Blvd, Steven Be’s Yarn Shop on 35th and Chicago, or at the front desk at the YMCA on York Avenue in Edina.

Next Event: Knitters will be getting together on Saturday, December 21 st. at Butter Bakery located on 37th and Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis. We will meet at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm or as late as you want to stay. Butter Bakery, a locally owned neighborhood restaurant, has delicious food at reasonable prices and good lighting for knitting. Bring along the latest hat you are working on and spend this time with other kindred spirits. We will be meeting there regularly on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Join us and bring along a friend.
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  1. Such a great idea! I'm thinking about making more charity items for donation as part of my New Year's Resolution, and this looks like a wonderful organization.

    Question: I do more crochet than knitting. Do you accept crocheted hats as well? I understand that they should be simple and warm, but I think I could make some nice crocheted hats. Looking forward to your reply.


  2. Hope you continue the meetups throughout the winter, I'd really like to join you all.

  3. Such a fun and inspiring way to help people. It's a total fulfilling thing to make someone happy and let them feel that they are valued.

    How to Help the Homeless

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