Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

About Us

With this blog, we strive to raise awareness about Cancer, babies in the NICU and  and a few other causes that are dear to our hearts.  We have always struggled with finding a way to help others, and this was the obvious answer for us, having been so affected by this horrible disease, Cancer  We hope that the hats we create impact the recipients and their families to show people really do care.

We started this effort and blog in the Spring of 2012 and have grown immensely with our awareness, skills and spiritually.  It feels great to do our little part in providing hope to those that are struggling with some pretty heavy issues.

We actively pursue new recruits and can teach just about anyone how to loom knit a cute hat.  By no means do we think of ourselves as “crafty” or “artistic”, at all, but this form of knitting allows for anyone to hand create a beautiful hat.

Please feel free to comment on our posts or contact us.
~Pali & Vanessa

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Comments on: "About Us" (49)

  1. where do we send hats if we want to participate?

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    • We would love to receive your hat creations. Do you loom, knit, crochet or sew? You can send them to:
      Pali Wilson (c/o Betty McGuire)
      382 N. Lemon
      Box 241
      Walnut, CA 91789

      Please let us know when you send them so we can keep an eye out for the package. Thanks in advance soooo much!

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  2. J.R.Barker said:

    I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog award.

    http://jrbarker101.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/very-inspiring-bloggers-award/

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  3. Hi and thanks so much for following. It’s great to meet you. Love your wonderful blog! I think what you’re doing here is so great. If only I could knit!

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    • Thank you for connecting back to us. Your dishes look so delicious and make me literally drool. We could show you how to loom knit. It’s really very simple. Check out our tutorial page… it is a bunch of YouTube videos that were helpful to us when we were learning. 🙂 And if you have any questions, we are more than happy to help.

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  4. […] is the norm when browsing blogs, I became interested in Knitting Rays of Hope through another blogger and just thought it was a great way to put kindness into the world – […]

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  5. What a great idea! Right now I only have the use of one hand due to a broken wrist, but I’m going to keep you in mind for future days.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and deciding to follow me on my journey. I consider it a true honor to have you follow on long.
    Blessings to you in your endeavor, I know that many lives will be touched!

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  6. J.R.Barker said:

    Hey again, I hope all is going well

    I’m nominating you for the Liebster award this time. The rules are posted on my blog in the link below.

    Wish you all the best 🙂

    http://jrbarker101.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/liebster-award-nomination-pour-moi-and-now-others/

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  7. Thank you so much. So greatful for your support.

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  8. Thanks so much for following my blog and I am so grateful for your crafty, inspirational work. As a former NICU nurse, providing hats for those tender heads and providing a positive helping hand to parents, means so very much! Keep up the great work – as we all have our niche…

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    • Thank you! Your blog helps me deal with my emotions. A NICU Nurse- wow that must have been a rewarding profession! Thank you for your kind words & encouragement! Glad we connected 🙂

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  9. Glad we connected as well 🙂

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  10. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog ‘cos now I’ve found yours! Great work you are doing. Thank you.

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  11. I love what you’re doing! Although not an expert, I’m able to crotchet and would love to donate something. Just let me know.

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    • Thank you. We would love to have you help us create hat:) You can send the hats to:
      Pali Wilson
      382 N. Lemon Box 241
      Walnut CA, 91789

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  12. I love knit what a wonderful site. Awesome. I will be back for lessons!For sure

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  13. Thanks so much for following me. I love what you’re doing here!! Best of luck!

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  14. Pali, You are my nominee for the 2013 Loving with Looms Award. Love all the work you guys do !
    http://www.loomahat.com/loving-with-looms-award-2013

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  15. Life and Other Turbulence said:

    BIG thumbs up! Thanks for all you do…it’s truly wonderful in every way.

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  16. Thanks for liking my blog. I love what you’re doing here.

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  17. boobooda7 said:

    Beautiful hats. Awesome spirit.

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  18. What a wonderful blog and wonderful thing you are doing!!

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  19. Karen said:

    Hi, found your website. So awesome, I joined a group last year & learned how to make these hats. What size loom do you use for the preemie hats? How long are they? I’ve made children’s & adults, so I’m curious. Thanks for your info. Keep up this amazing ministry.

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    • Hello! And Welcome! I am so glad to hear that you learned how to make hats. For preemies, we use the newborn loom (24 pegs), for a micro preemie, we use the scarf loom and go around 14-20 pegs. The average length of a preemie hat is 4 to 4 1/2 inches long from brim to top. We would love to receive your creations, from micro preemie to adult- we need all sizes :).
      Hope you have a fantastic day!

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  20. Bailee said:

    Hello!
    I am a loom knitter and would love to make hats for cancer patients or babies. But I was wondering where do I send them and are there guidelines on what the hats need to be?
    Thank you!
    Bailee

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    • Hello. You can send them to any hospital near you. The guidelines may depend on which hospital you send them to. For the most part you don’t want to use wool and you want to be sure that the hats are not made in a smoking environment and are pet hair free.

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  21. Hi, I love what you are doing. It’s wonderful to see the unselfish work for such a great cause. God bless you! Thank you for visiting, and the like on my post. 🙂

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  22. Thanks for following my blog and thank you for all your doing for cancer. I am going to follow you back so I can keep in touch. I have Parkinson’s disease so I’m fully aware of getting involved with a cause and the good it can do.

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    • Thank you for following us back and your kind words! I look forward to reading more about your battle with Parkinson’s disease and how we can support or bring awareness!

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  23. Thanks for the follow. I use to volunteer for the Girl Scouts.

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    • Thanks for following us back! We have had a lot of Girl Scout support, which is wonderful that they start our children young in the “Making a difference” mentality! 🙂

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  24. […] Pali and Vanessa, the duo responsible for Knitting Rays of Hope, https://knittingraysofhope.wordpress.com/about/,  have been knitting and sharing their hats with chemo warriors, NICU babies, and children […]

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