Hats For The Homeless
Yesterday I gave you a peek at some of the best tidbits to look forward to during our upcoming World Wide Knit In Public Day celebration. This Saturday is going to be a blast! Not just because of the prizes and food, but because YOU all make it fun! With each time we all gather together, we are always blown away with the amount of talent, kindness, generosity, friendship, and love that thrives in our ever-expanding tribe. We truly feel blessed to have all of you, and we want to pay it forward.
Starting this weekend we will be making and collecting hats for the homeless! During WWKIPDay (June 13th from 10am - 6pm) we will be giving away bags of yarn and hat patterns for you to work on. The patterns will be for both knitting & crochet, so you can choose your preference. The yarn will be the aran weight wool Naturally Nazareth- which will not only knit up quickly, but it will be nice and cozy to wear during the winter.
Back when we were collecting Chemo Caps to donate to the local hospital, several of our non-local knitters wanted to participate too. We were touched by the amount of contributions that arrived via mail from all over the states, so, if you're not in the area and want to help us out- please feel free! Our mailing address is 407 2nd Street, Eureka, CA, 95501.
We chose patterns that are unisex, simple, and free to download. We liked the Tyson Hat because it is an easy stockinette pattern with a ribbed edge, and we think it's a style that anyone will wear and appreciate. The crochet pattern we chose is the Basic Men's Beanie because it will work up super quickly and the stitch it uses seems nice and dense for keeping heads warm.
We have A LOT of colors of Naturally Nazareth, so you'll be able to choose a color you want to work with. If you'll be working with stash yarn you already have, try to choose colors you'd imagine any average adult will would want to wear.
An evening knitting or crocheting just one hat will make someone's days and nights a lot more bearable. All the hats we make and receive will be delivered to the Rescue Mission down the street from our shop. Help us make some lives warmer this winter!