Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

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A Holiday Delivery

With the holiday spirit, we were able to give 394 items to spread hope in December!  We donated 110 hats for babies in Orange County St. Joe’s Hospital, 153 hats & 12 scarves to a local homeless shelter and 110 chemo caps, 11 booties, and 3 shawls  to CHOC!

110 hats for babies

110 hats for babies

153 hats to the Homeless Shelter

153 hats to the Homeless Shelter

105 Hats for Pediatric Chemo Warriors

105 Hats for Pediatric Chemo Warriors

12 scarves

12 scarves

3 shawls & 11 booties

3 shawls & 11 booties

We are so appreciative of how great you guys are to us- it’s because of you that this was possible!  With this delivery, I am blown away to be able to say that our counts are now 9,280 total to date!

We hope each and every one of you is warm and loved for the holidays!

Keep Spreading Hope!

Some new friends, the Olsavsky family from Ohio, sent us a box full of different hats and a scarf, all adorable and precious, made with love.


The note reads:

My family and I came across your site and thought what a wonderful mission!
We taught ourselves how to knit and are happy to send a box full of goodies!
Keep Spreading Hope!

We are so grateful to be able to include these in our December deliveries.

Thank you!

Merry Christmas

We are wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas that is filled with hope, love and laughter!

Merry Christmas

87 Hats for Children Cancer Warriors

Last week, Melissa delivered 87 hats for children cancer warriors at CHOC.

87 hats for children

We hope that these hats will bring warmth, hope, and smiles to the special cancer fighters just in time for the holidays!  This makes the “to date total” of delivered hats, blankets, and scarves 6,099!  We are very proud of our team and community to make this possible!

Wishing everyone love and joy!

A Christmas Delivery for the Babies

Late last week, we delivered these 9 blankets and 37 hats to our dear friend Melissa to take these into the babies in the NICU at St. Joe’s.


9 NICU Blankets

NICU-December delivery

37 hats for babies in the NICU

I want to thank you for contributing the blankets, hats and positive thoughts to help us make this delivery possible.  We are making a difference- that’s a fact!  Let’s keep spreading hope in the world!

Thank you!


Becky’s Sends 21 Blessings!

True to her word, Becky sent us a box full of 21 hats in time for Christmas!hats by BeckyBecky’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!

Thank you!

So Very Thankful For Our Friends

Our good friend, Dee sent us these lovely hats, scarves, <some even in sets> and hand cozies.  All of her creations are so adorable and unique.  Though we love all the hats, we are truly impressed with the hamburger and green hoodie.


Such a wonderful Hamburger


Side View of Hoodi



Hats & Scarf/Hat & Hand Cozy sets


Hats with 2 Scarf & Hat Sets

The note Dee sent along reads,

I’m Back!
Here is my final shipment for 2016.  All the 100% acrylics are in one bag.

The blends or other fibers are in a separate bag.  Each hat has been tagged as to the fiber content and all are made in a smoke free, pet free home

Be back with more in the Spring!


Front View of Green Hoodie- Looks warm


Cheeseburger Dreams

We are so thankful for our generous friends and love your creativity.  You are making a difference in this world with your good heart and love in action!  We will be getting our hats and goodies ready for a huge December delivery!  Thank you for helping us spread warmth, hope, and love!

Gifts from Rhonda

We received the most adorable hats from our new friend Rhonda in Orange, California. Rhonda truly has a talent– see her wonderful Minions pictured below.


This dog hat is just so cute. Arguably one of the cutest ones we have received.


She even provided some festive Christmas hats to include in the delivery. Thank you for helping us jump start the XMAS push.


These adorable flower hats were also included in her delivery With a very special card that read:

Thank you Knitting Rays of Hope for your service.  It has been a pleasure for me to crochet hats for your foundation.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Puppy Hat made by Rhonda

Thank you Rhonda and keep up the amazing work. We hope that you will continue to send your adorable hats our way so that we can continue to include them in our deliveries. I hope that Rhonda has inspired everyone out there to get on their looms and keep making adorable creations for our Cancer Warriors.

Kate in Oklahoma Sends Christmas Hope

We were pleasantly surprised to receive another package, so quickly from Kate in Oklahoma.  She sent us these 6 Christmas inspired hats for babies in the NICU, which we quickly labeled and included them in our December’s shipment.  We are very thankful for friends like Kate, who are committed to spreading hope and making a difference in our world.

Thank you, Kate from the bottom of our hearts!

We Wish You A Merry…

We hope that you have a Merry Christmas!  We will be a bit scarce in the online realm as we spend time with our loved ones during this holiday time.  One thing that we have learned from spreading awareness about cancer and other horrifying diseases, is how precious life is.  While we miss our loved ones who have already earned their angel wings, we hold our loved ones here on earth a little closer and tighter.  We are thankful to have you as part of our community and send love and hope your way during our online hiatus.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
~Pali & Vanessa