Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

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Judy’s Hats

A little bit ago, Judy in southern California sent us a package with these cute hats.

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We are extremely grateful for friends like Judy and their commitment to making a difference in the world!

Thank you!
~Pali

100 Hats and More

Our new friend, Cindy sent us 2 boxes full of hats, scarves, quilts and blankets!  She has 100 hats and 3 scarf sets, and 8 blankets.

The quilts are made in Cindy’s quilting group, Quilting Girls Gone Wild and the little crochet blankets are made by Mandy, a dear sweet young lady who is a brain cancer survivor and has a heart of gold!  Mandy loves to crochet and always has her special touch into each blanket.

The hats and scarves are made with love by Stephanie, Megan and Cindy.  How busy they must have been to be able to create so many hats!  We love that they kept busy and at task making all these hats to help spread love and joy.  They were having so much fun, that Cindy’s husband even tried his hand and created a little grey hat!

We are so grateful for friends like Cindy and her friends & family, who are steadfast in their mission to help Knitting Rays of Hope!

Please know that you are making a difference in the world and spreading hope & love to folks who are currently experiencing very difficult times.  Your hats, scarves and blankets, that you took so much time and care to create, show that people care about others and willing to take action to spread hope & love in our world!

Thank you for your dedication and generosity!
~Pali

 

Gray Slouchy Hat

I decided that it was a good time to try a new style of hat. I have been noticing how popular the slouchy hat has become and thought I would give it a try. Below is my finished product. This style is a bit complex and doesn’t really look that great when pictured off of a head.

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But on a head is much better.

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The free crochet pattern that I followed for this hat was By Jenni Designs. I stopped the pattern a bit early as I felt that the hat was rather long already, and I didn’t want to make it too large. I am really pleased with how it turned out and happy to have this go out in our next donation. I am not sure that I will be attempting another slouchy hat as it took a bit long for my short attention span. It felt like I was never going to finish.

Onto the next challenge……
~Pali

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Encouraging a Giving Heart

Viviana

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.
~Vanessa

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Bright and Cheery

Here is my latest creation that I crocheted for a little chemo warrior.

Bright Hat

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!
~Pali

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year!! This has been such a productive year for us. We have now delivered 4,487 hats to friends battling cancer and NICU babies. We are just so proud of what we have been able to accomplish and are so happy to have so many friends that have made this possible. We look forward to a very productive new year and can’t wait to see how many more hats we will deliver in the new year. Here is to hoping that the new year will bring new medical innovations and we finally find a cure!

Wishing everyone a fruitful and joyful 2017!
~Vanessa & Pali

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With Vanessa’s Help

With Vanessa assistance in learning the new pattern, I was able to make this olive hat.

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Remember this post, showing you what Vanessa made for my Aunt Kim in Ohio?  We used the same tutorial and since it was my first time following a intricate pattern, I also needed personal assistance, from my friend, showing me which stitch I was supposed to go into or front post DC into.

I am pretty proud of this creation and hope that we can start another one soon.  Maybe after 2 or 3 more, I will be confident enough to do it by myself 😉 .

If you would like to contribute to our monthly deliveries, we are collecting hats, blankets, lap covers, scarves and mittens.  Please see our “Get Involved” page for further details on yarn criteria and how to mail us your contribution.

My hope is that a teenage chemo warrior will like this and wear it, knowing we made it with love.
~Pali

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