For the first portion of our delivery, we have 521 hats, 4 blanket sets (blanket and matching hats), 4 booties and 2 headbands for babies at St. Joseph in Orange County! We gathered, photographed, labeled and counted all the baby hats we received to put together this delivery. Then we delivered several bags full of hats to our sweet friend, Melissa to do the leg work and take them to St. Joseph’s.
We are grateful to all involved for making this happen! This is an amazing amount of love and hope!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Our good friend, Donna sent us 25 hats of all different sizes, cute colors and designs
Her lovely note reads:
Not only do you inspire me to keep going on many a day, but the notes from other people who send hats add to the inspiration and stay with me long after I read them.
I love this community!
We are so pleased to have such a great, inspired community that truly want to make a difference in the world!
Last month, we received a package from Cecelia in Massachusetts.
She included a note that reads:
While receovering from back surgery, I decided to learn to crochet.
I made these hats and hope that they help.
We are very impressed that you were able to pick up crocheting so quickly and these hats are adorable.
Thank you for your generosity and hope you recover quickly!
A little bit ago, we received a box full of supplies and yarn to be used in making hats for chemo warriors and babies in the NICU.
We can’t wait to begin using this yarn.
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!
In anticipation of Easter, I am making bunny hats for babies in the NICU and tiny chemo warriors.
Here is my progress so far, and I hope to make more in boy colors too. I am following this crochet pattern for the hat and ears.
If you want to make some for Easter, please send them to us before April 8th, so that we can make sure they are delivered in time for Easter.
Hope you have an awesome day!
Here are the latest 6 hats I crocheted for pediatric chemo warriors.
I don’t have as much free time as I’d like but I try to make an effort. Little by little, I contribute to making a difference in the world.
Knitting Rays of Hope would like to continue monthly deliveries to both oncology centers and a NICU, so we need a steady stream of hats to include each month. If you would like to contribute, please visit our Get Involved page for more information.
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!
With Vanessa assistance in learning the new pattern, I was able to make this olive hat.
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.
Inspired by Vanessa and her ambition to crochet hats, I dipped into the crochet world and created these two hats.
My 1st crocheted hats attempts
I found a free crochet pattern that basically used a double crochet stitch online to follow. Luckily we had 1 Captain America patch that was ready to go, which added a perfect pizzazz to a pretty simple hat.
Off to begin another crochet project to advance my hat making skills.