The Make a Warm Hat for Charity Contest
I've been wanting to organize a swap for awhile now. I had some fun ideas, but in the end, I've decided I'd just like to ask for Warm Hats for adults and children. Beautiful warm hats. Sometimes we just need a little tiny nudge to do a little something extra. The weather here gets pretty brutal in the winter months. Locally, we are connected with several shelters in the city and they are asking for warm hats for those in need.
I have some wonderful yarny prizes that I'll award to some lucky knit donors. This is just one of the prizes: It is Vermont Maple handpainted lace weight, donated by the very generous Anne P. at Wooly Wonka Fibers. Her blog is HowTheWestWasSpun. She was swift and sweet in her response to my asking her for a yarn donation. She sent about 10 various wonderful skeins for this cause.
Let's make them really pretty okay? You have until January 5th (the day the tree comes down around here, and the time when the winter blasts go into full swing) to mail me a hat. This means you can win some wonderful yarn, stitch markers and other knit goodies that will arrive after your Tree/decorations etc come down too. I'm making some fun stitch markers for the giveaway. I'll also be donating some other fun goodies on my own, to give away to you generous knitters.
Please send a nice warm hat to me at:
2001 Glenview Road
Glenview Illinois 60025
I'll be showing at least one prize per week.
Im still thinking about the prize categories. More to come. One thing is certain, the prettiest/most handsome hat will certainly win a prize.
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)
I won't get in on your contest but I love that you're doing this. I always do hats for the homeless. I am making fleece hats this year instead of knitting them.
I think some acrylic for the children sizes would be nice. They often complain of the itch factor. I know yours would be darling.
THANK you for donating a prize. You are all wonderful, and I always knew it, but want to say it again!
Irisheyes Lynn just donated 2 STR skeins to the cause. THanks Lynn.
Have fun with your contest and best of luck to all the participants.
I can knit.
It's sending things in the mail that totally blows me out of the water.
My sister's dish towel is still sitting on my couch.
Last year I did more than a dozen baby caps for a charity. Do you want new-born ones, young kids, big kids, adults (men, women) or is the answer yes to any and all. Also, for the newborn ones they specifically wanted non-wools because of washability and also allergies. Any restrictions here?
Hope all is well with you.
Good to hear from you. Im avoiding restrictions, so no baby or premie hats please. Otherwise, the sky is the lmit and thanks!