Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

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Cutie Pies

Kyla & Catherine

Kyla & Catherine

We received a picture of 2 brave, young cancer warriors wearing chemo caps that were made with love and prayers.  These girls are patients at Downey’s Kaiser, where we have made a delivery of hats.  Their smiles light up the room and inspire us to make many, many more to keep cancer warriors comfortable and warm.

Thank you Veronica for the picture of such cutie pies!


Our Very Own Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin NICU hats

Between Vanessa & myself, we could have our very own little pumpkin patch.  We made a little over 30 pumpkin hats for the babies in the NICU for Halloween. These were sent off on Thursday’s shipment of 139 NICU hats. Each one is a little different, just like a real pumpkin in the patches.   Some of our pumpkins have have rolling brims, and some have garter stitched brims and others have a normal fixed brim.  Some of the stems are fat, and some of the stems are green pom-poms.  I just imagine all these little pumpkin hats on top of these lil’ pum’kins in the NICU.  Can’t you?

All Purple Everything- NICU hat & Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

You may already know that purple is the color for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness.  My dear sister-in-law is currently fighting against this horrible disease.  She is young and strong and definitely an inspiration to everyone around.  I want a cure for pancreatic cancer NOW!  I NEED a cure for pancreatic cancer NOW!  Last Friday, October 5th, marked a year since Steve Jobs passed away from Pancreatic Cancer.  As sad as this news was last year, I was hoping that his death would expedite a cure for Pancreatic Cancer.  I am still waiting….

I recently found a link that petitions the NFL to wear purple in honor of Pancreatic Cancer in November similarly to their campaign this month for Breast Cancer Awareness.  If you want to sign the petition, the link is  NFL – Support Pancreatic Cancer & wear purple in November.

I hijacked this post about a NICU hat for an important cause for me and my family.  Melissa made this NICU hat for a baby girl in this pretty purple, variegated yarn.  This yarn is beautiful and very easy to work with, as mentioned in previous posts, one of my favorites- Loops & Thread Country Loom yarn.  We included this beautiful purple NICU hat in Thursday’s shipment.

I pray that by the time the baby girl,  who is presented with this hat goes to college, all cancer is eradicated from our world!


Look What My Baby Made!

coral & white NICU hat

Look at what my baby made!  Isn’t it perfect? My daughter created this beautiful hat for a baby girl in the NICU.  She used 2 coral yarns and 1 white yarn.  The brim is in a garter stitch (which is 1 row e-wrap and 1 row purl) for 4 rows.  The rest of the hat is e-wrapped with 3 strings being used as 1.  I am very proud of my daughter for joining me in this great cause.  She is a young teenager and already  recognizes the need to “make a difference” in the world.
<a proud mama>

93 NICU Hats…I mean 139 NICU Hats

93 NICU hats

We were preparing to send our 93 baby hats to the Kaiser Permanente NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit in Downey.  All 93 hats have been tagged thanks to my daughter.  These hats are the non-seasonal (Fall or Halloween) hats, in varying sizes and are for both little boys and girls.

93 Boxed hats

Oops!  As we started boxing our NICU baby hats, we found a little bit more room in the box, so we decided to include the Halloween/Fall hats to this shipment, since we already had 46 completed.

46 Halloween NICU hats

The 46 Halloween/Harvest NICU hats now fill the box to the top and we are ready to ship to Kaiser NICU in Downey. We were hoping to send a little over 80 Fall/Harvest/Halloween style hats to the NICU, so we will probably ship another 40 or so once they are completed in a couple of weeks.

A special thank you goes out to everyone who has donated hats, yarn and money for shipping expenses to make this NICU “drive” a success!  Everyone who has helped is very special, and we are very thankful for your support.  We hope that the families of the babies in the NICU will be touched when they see a little handmade hat keeping their baby’s head warm.

Cozy Gray NICU Hat

gray nicu hat

Marie showed interest in learning how to loom knit over the summer and has been creating amazing hats ever since.  In passing, while we were showing the hats that were donated by other ladies, Marie mentioned that she had a few hats she wanted to donate.  I think in excitement, Vanessa & I both pounced on her (not literally) but we are always super excited to receive generous donations.   This gray hat will keep a little baby very warm.  Thank you Marie for this precious hat donation!

Baby Blue and White

Blue & white

Janine created this baby blue and white hat for a preemie baby boy.  She combined two very different yarns:  the soft and fluffy Homespun white with a thicker baby blue color and it came out beautifully. Janine has a great eye for color and designs. We are grateful for Janine’s hat donation and look forward to receiving more! 🙂

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