Monday, October 27, 2014

Knitting for Charity

Winter is just around the corner and 100’s of hats are needed to keep heads warm this winter. HATS FOR THE HOMELESS will be hosting a day of charity knitting at Steven Be's on Tuesday, November 11th. Pack up your needles and yarn and join us for this all day event. We will begin at 10:30 and continue until 7:30; stay as long as your schedule permits. Bring along a bag lunch; beverages and treats will be provided. Always surprises in store with new patterns and bins of yarn. We will also be collecting food items to donate to the Emergency Foodshelf.

Date: Tuesday, November 11th
Time: 10:30 am until 7:30 pm
Place: Steven Be
           3448 Chicago Avenue S.
           Minneapolis, MN

Spread the word to your knitting pals and join us for this fun filled and inspirational day as we knit hats; scarves and mittens are okay to pass along to those in need! As always we will have experienced knitters on hand to help you get started if this is your first hat.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hat Pattern

Here is a pattern that uses bulky yarn and the designer is from Minnesota. The pattern can be found on Ravelry and is called The Grand Marais Hat. Use this link to go to Ravelry so you can download this pattern. It is a fun pattern to knit and works up quickly. You can use one color or up to three colors, it is your choice.

The Grand Marais Hat pattern Katie Chameleon
If you do not frequent Ravelry, it is a great site to find patterns, share what you are working on, keep track of your needles and your yarn stash, just to give you some ideas what is available. Also you can follow your favorite pattern designers, yarn shops, etc. You will need to set up a username and password .

The Grand Marais Hat pattern by Katie Chameleon
Happy knitting. Hope you enjoy this pattern.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hats for 2014

We are accepting hats for 2014. They are due the first week of December.

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Please join us when we knit at Butter Bakery Cafe this fall. We get together on the third Saturday of the month from 11:00 until 1:00. The address is 3700 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409. We will be there on Saturday, September 20th; Saturday, October 18th and Saturday, November 15th. Hope you can join us on one or all of these dates.

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Completed hats may be delivered to these businesses:

1601 E. Lake Street.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

3448 Chicago Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Linden Yarn & Textile, Inc.
5814 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416


Hats may be mailed to:
Hats for the Homeless
c/o Barbara Melom
5314 Penn Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Summary of 2013

One can only say “Thank You”
in just so many ways.
We hope the method chosen here
will be one that truly stays.
Hats for the Homeless has grown
in the hands of knitters whose caring
will put 2160 beautiful caps
on the heads of folks who’ll be wearing
much more than colorful cotton
as they face Minnesota weather-
they’ll know that the gift they’re wearing
means we’re all truly knit together.
So “Thank you” to all who created these gifts.
Each year we give more and the mission is true
to reach out in love and experience the blessing
to tell folks “We care about you.”

Items have come in from all across the country. Ragga from Iceland sent us a hat as well as Steven West who lives in Amsterdam....both well known knitting designers! Start your projects for next year!

We’ll be meeting the 3rd Saturday of every month at Butter Bakery on 37th and Nicollet from 11:00 until 1:00. Bring your yarn and knitting needles and join other knitters from the neighborhood. Hope to see you on Saturday, January 18th.

We never really have a final count as hats keep coming year of mid December 2013 we had received 2160 hats and many scarves, some socks, and a few pair of mittens. So far we have delivered hats to 16 agencies in town who serve the homeless and those living on the edge. As you all know it has been an extremely cold and snowy winter in Minneapolis.

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Barbara Melom