Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

Archive for the ‘NICU’ Category

Nancy’s Hard at Work

We received these wonderful hats from our dear friend Nancy. We were so overwhelmed with joy when she contacted us to let us know that she was back to work on all of these wonderful hats. She told me that her husband came accross her yarn stash and told her she needed to get rid of some of it. We are glad he did as pictured above is the result of her purging. She even has a new idea for creating a security octopus for our NICU warriors and she is working on those for her next donation. We can’t wait to see her new creations as she is such a talented crocheter.

If anyone else feels the need to purge some of their yarn they have stashed away we would love to take the creations off your hands:)


2 Lil’ Pinkies

Here are 2 little hats for 2 baby girls in the NICU that I quickly whipped up.

pink babies

We are collecting hats for children and adult chemo warriors, as well as for babies in the NICU.  Our goal is to continue with our monthly deliveries, so we will need a pretty substantial and steadfast supply of hats, scarves, blankets or anything else your heart guides you to knit, crochet, loom-knit or sew.

Please let us know if you need any more information.  You can contact us

Have a fantastic day!

Encouraging a Giving Heart


My 9 year old daughter recently decided that she wanted to make hats to give to others in need. So I taught her how to use the loom and above are her recent creations. She has quite the eye for colors.  She mixed yarn colors I would never had thought to do. She was definitely born with more artistic skills than I have.  She is just beginning to hone her skills and I hope to see some more creations form her in the future.

So proud to have a daughter that has the desire to give back and happy that I can help to instill the importance of giving back.



Donations from Sheila

We received our fourth shipment from Sheila from Bronx, New York.


Her card reads:

Once again, I am happy to be a part of your mission.  Enclosed are a few hats, hope they will bring joy to the recipients.

Be blessed

Thank you so much, Sheila for your continued support we can’t wait for your next donations!

Please remember that we are trying to create hats for a large delivery to children these next few months and we would appreciate donations to help us make our next shipment a LARGE one. Now is the time that children will need to keep warm with Winter beginning to set in. Thank you to all who continue to support us and we look forward to seeing all of your creations.


My Latest 2 Hats

I knitted these 2 baby hats on the loom a few weeks ago but am just now able to show them to you.


These hats will keep 2 babies in the NICU warm, which is important to their survival –something I just learned when we spoke to Cindy,who is traveling to Guatemala.

I enjoy loom knitting, but really can’t make as many hats as I’d like to– as school is my main focus.

These will be included in our next delivery, which makes me very proud!

Adorable Baby Gwen in her “Funfetti hat”

Welcome to the world- Baby Gwen!

Gwen was born in late January in Ontario, California 5 weeks earlier than expected weighing a little over 3 pounds.

Baby Gwen

We are so proud to see that such a beautiful baby wearing one of our hats!  Her mother graciously shared her pictures and story of this beautiful baby with Knitting Rays of Hope!

It’s so inspirational to see our hats on our babies and cancer warriors!  We are making a difference!  Knitting Rays of Hope impacts lives and families!

Thank you, Sarah for sharing your beautiful baby girl with our Knitting Rays of Hope community!  You have inspired us to continue our works in Hope, Love & Faith!

Special Delivery: 241 NICU Hats

Last week, my mom took my son to deliver 241 hats to the NICU at Queen of the Valley in West Covina,

241 NICU Hats

This is our first time delivering to Queen of the Valley, which has a 40 bed Newborn Intensive Care Unit, one of the largest in the area.

We are proud and very grateful to have a dedicated team that helps us spread hope!  With this shipment, our counter is at 2,865 hats donated by the Knitting Rays of Hope Team!  This is so amazing and we appreciate everyone who has made this possible!

My 10 year old son and Teresa, a NICU nurse

My 10 year old son and Teresa, a NICU nurse with the bag full of 241 NICU hats!

Now that summer months have come and gone, colder weather is just around the corner, and the need for warm hats and scarves increases.  Your contributions are needed now more than ever; if you are interested in contributing to our special cause, please contact us:

Email – knittingraysofhope@gmail.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/KnittingRaysOfHope

or leave a comment on our blog :).

Thank you!  Thank you!

Cute Contributions from Amanda

We received more wonderful hats from our friend Amanda.



We really love this purple football hat. So adorable. Funny how we never thought of doing little footballs in different colors. Thanks for the great idea.


Below are some more wonderful NICU hats that Amanda created.


Below are her children hats. Love the stitching on the tan hat especially. These are sure to make a child’s day brighter.


amanda-childAmanda sent us this note with her contributions:

Thank you for all that you do!  This is a great cause that I will continue to contribute to!

Thank you Amanda for all you do in helping us spread “Rays of Sunshine” and we can’t wait to see your next creations.

Robin- More Goodies for the Cause

These beautiful hats came to us from Robyn in Phoenix, Arizona. We love the cute bow on the red one, a great embellishment!


Thank you Robyn for your generous donations. We are so glad to have you as our friend. We can’t wait to see what you create next.


A Gift from Donna

We received these beautiful hats from our friend Donna in Washington State.



In her letter she promised another box to follow, and we can’t wait to receive them. Thank you Donna for your continued support and for helping us to spread Rays of Hope to the little ones. Keep up the great work!