It’s been an amazing year for hat and scarf donations. THANK YOU KNITTERS.
Knitters from all across the country have shipped hats out to Minnesota where everyone needs a hat to make it through our bitter cold winters. We have received over 2700 hat donations; but didn’t keep track of mittens and scarves.
With schools being closed we had to get creative on how to distribute the hats to kids.
It turned out that even with schools closed, families went to neighborhood schools to pick up lunches and homework assignments. The schools had also set up “warm tables” for distribution of winter clothing. We also connected with food shelves that have stayed open throughout the pandemic.
Now it’s February, another two months of winter and people are still knitting and sending us donations and we keep getting requests from agencies needing warm items to give their clients. Yes, we are still accepting donations.
A REMINDER WHEN KNITTING HATS
- 100% wool yarn knits into a warmer hat than acrylic yarn
- Before starting to decrease, try the hat on your own head and make sure it is long enough to come down and cover the ears, if not, knit a few more rows
- We need hats for kids, women, and men….kids heads are bigger than you think
- Men prefer darker solid colors, while women and kids like colorful hats
Scroll through the blog and check out some of our favorite patterns. Newest pattern is the MINNESOTA HAT.
Thank you for your generosity for folks who need a bit of warmth in their life. The true measure of caring is sticking with a project….this is our 13th year. Thank you knitters for showing that you care.