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


  1. I would like to teach a group of 5-6-7 grade girls both to knit and to do something this magnanimous with their knitting. Simplest pattern for new knitters? Anyone in NW Indiana participating? Look on this site for where to send finished hats (I know, WAY ahead of myself!)??

  2. This is great, we are going to start this in our city and I hope you don't mind if I borrow one of your pictures of Hats to use on our poster until we can take our own??