Our good friend, Donna, from Washington, recently received a box full of 25 hats for children, toddlers and babies in bright, cheery colors that will most definitely brighten up many faces with smiles.
Donna includes a lovely note that reads:
Happy New Year! You will find 25 hats in this box- from the tiny to the large and in between.
There were made with Love and Joy too!
Blessings to you for all you are doing in the world.
We are so blessed to have such generous and supportive friends that believe in Knitting Rays of Hope! I especially appreciate Donna’s words of encouragement in email and her steadfast support! Sometimes her words are just what I need to keep going with our efforts. They are truly positive and inspirational when doubt creeps into my mind.
Thank you so much!
We recently received these lovely hats from Louise.
Her note reads:
Hope these bring warmth to a baby/child in need 🙂
We appreciate these hats as I am sure they will help spread hope and love to the recipients!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Last week, our sweet friend, Melissa picked up and delivered 219 hats and scarves to the pediatric oncology center at CHOC.
1st batch of hats for our Children’s Drive
2nd batch of hats for our Children’s Drive
Some hats & scarf sets and 1 green hoodie
We are so grateful to Melissa to make this happen for Knitting Rays of Hope, as well as all of our knitters who generously knit and contribute to keep Knitting Rays of Hope alive! A little bit ago, we were informed that the children cancer center at CHOC wasn’t stocked as we originally had thought, and we had requested that our team concentrate on children and teenage sized hats. It is because of you, that we were able to deliver 219 hats and scarves! That is amazing, and we are so grateful!
With this delivery, Knitting Rays of Hope has been able to donate 4,487 hats, scarves and other knitted items! This is amazing work, and we are making a difference and spreading warmth, love and hope!
Thank you to our entire team!
We recently received a box full of warm hats from Cricket in New Jersey.
She included a note that reads:
Here are more hats. I’m sure that they will be needed.
Yes, these will be included in the next delivery and will help spread warmth and hope to cancer warriors!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Last week, we delivered these treats to the NICU at Ontario Kaiser.
19 hats for Babies in the NICU
Though we had a magnificent October delivery earlier this month, we didn’t want these little Halloween gems to have to wait until next year. So we pulled together what we had for babies and made a delivery of 19 adorable hats, including the little pumpkins, candy corn and monsters. We are working on our November delivery, in which we are hoping to focus on our precious children chemo warriors! We know that making really cute baby hats are fun, quick and easy, but we have been told that our children chemo centers are not as well supplied as we had once thought and are severely in need, especially the older children and teenagers. So for the next couple of months, if not longer, we are making every effort to fulfill this need and show love for our pediatric chemo warriors. If you are interested in helping us out, please email us (link).
A nurse at the Kaiser Ontario NICU, Wanda sent us a message on Facebook that said,
I work at the Kaiser Ontario Nicu and just wanted to let you know how much the parents love the Halloween hats. Your hats are always adorable but you have outdone yourselves this time. Thank you so much. You have no idea how much you are appreciated.
We cherish the feedback and greatly appreciate that the parents are loving our hats! Yay- Team Knitting Rays of Hope!!!
We wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween!
Shirley in Massachusetts sent a box full of adorable hats and 4 beautiful cowl scarves for our next delivery.
Shirley’s note reads:
I am sending this box of 20 baby hats and 4 cowl scarfs to you for Knitting Rays of Hope. I applaud your effort and continuing service to the less fortunate. I am very happy to be able to assist in my own small way. All are made with love.
Thank you for letting me contribute to this very worthwhile cause.
We are so grateful for friends like Shirley. She included the cowls to keep the chemo warriors warm and loved in addition to the hats!
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.