Earlier this month, Donna from Washington sent us a box full of 34 hats for her final delivery for 2017. She had a goal of sending 100 hats to Knitting Rays of Hope- which she exceeded for a total of 104 for the year! We are amazed by her generosity, steadfast kindness and support!
Donna sent this cute card that reads:
Enclosing 34 hats for my final delivery for 2017! I wanted to get one more in–so hard to stop, but I am a slow loom knitter! Figured I best get this to you!
With love and warm wishes and a fervent thanks you for all you do!
We are so impressed with Donna having a goal of how many hats to make for charity and then exceeding that goal! It’s almost time to make some New Year resolutions, and if you want to make one for making a difference in the world, please consider making a goal similar to Donna’s.
Thank you so much, Donna!
True to her word, Becky sent us a box full of 21 hats in time for Christmas!Becky’s note reads:
I hope that you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving!
I’m sending a small box this time, just 21 hats, but hopefully they will arrive in time for you to use them for Christmas deliveries!
Thank you so much for all your hard work & making it possible for me to reach out to others in this small way. I pray each hat will bring comfort & warmth to each one it touches! God bless you & your family!
We are in the midst of labeling the hats and getting them ready to be delivered this week! Thank you so much for being part of this team that spreads love and hope into the world!
Over the weekend, we gave 183 hats to our good friend, Melissa to take into the NICU and CHOC.
56 Chemo Hats for Pediatric Chemo Warriors
127 Hats for Babies in the NICU
We have more hats, that we are getting labeled for another delivery just before Christmas!
Thank you for helping us spread love and hope!
A bit ago, we received this box full of hats for teenager chemo warriors from Meredith in Washington.
We are so grateful for these hats and will be sure that these are included in our Christmas delivery.
We have been told that teenagers are often overlooked and greatly appreciate these sizes and styles to make everyone feel loved!
Earlier this month, we received a box full of soft and cuddly hats from Robin from Phoenix, Arizona.
Her note reads:
I am so honored to be able to contribute to your awesome cause!
So many warm heads!!
More to come-
We are so appreciative of your consistent support and generosity!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
A little bit ago, Judy in southern California sent us a package with these cute hats.
We are extremely grateful for friends like Judy and their commitment to making a difference in the world!
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!
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.
But on a head is much better.
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……
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.
Here is my latest creation that I crocheted for a little chemo warrior.
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!