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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hats for the Homeless

It has been cold so far this winter, here in the Pacific Northwest - the upper left corner of Washington State.  Not as cold as some - and we've had two fairly good size snow storms for our area - and the snow has lasted for weeks, with very cold temperatures.

Each night when I snuggle in my warm and cozy bed I think about the homeless - wondering how they keep warm.  I've met several wonderful homeless people - their stories are sad - but they themselves seem to have a good outlook.

I wanted to do something during these cold days - for the homeless and low income - crocheted hats - that's just the thing.  I had a big bin of yarn so I started.
 I love the way the variegated yarn works up - such pretty stripes.
 I finished up all the yarn I had - and then others began giving me yarn to crochet more hats
 Bright yarn
 Some solids for those who like solids colors.


Even enough yarn left to make a tiny hat for a baby.

It has been a great project - I'm still crocheting and just finished hat number 90.  I have yarn left and I'll crochet until it is gone and then get more.

I'd love to hear what charitable projects you are involved in.  We each can do our part - no matter how small.  A happy week ahead to all of you dear folks.


16 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a marvellous idea JoAnn - they are absolutely lovely.
I don't think we have any homeless people in our little town (very small indeed) but I am sure there are some in the larger towns which surround us not too far away. I do make various contributions to charities both here and abroad.

Is there a chance you might put that hat pattern on your post?

Jo Ann Undlin said...

Good for you! Great project and great looking hats. Where do you donate them?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Beautiful hats! or tuques as we call them in Canada.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a great thing to do! And such beautiful hats (or tuques as we call them in Canada)!

J said...

What a beautiful mission this is! I like it when people give away "the best" to the unfortunate - not just old, out of date things that are barely usable. Your hats are stylish, cute, brand new, and desirable for anyone!
I have a lifelong commitment to volunteering on behalf of animal welfare. I currently donate money to several good local charities - a cat rescue and a low cost spay-neuter clinic.

Prairie Needleworks said...

Such a giving heart you have. You have had busy fingers as well crocheting all those hats. They all look so wonderful and I am sure they will be well loved and appreciated. Thank you for your kindness!

Julie said...

What a fabulous project. The hats are amazing!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really do so much and I know you feel rewarded and of course God blesses you for giving. We volunteer in our community and it makes us happy to have the time to do it. Enjoy your evening sweet friend. I hope the weather has improved this week! Hugs, Diane

Rose said...

This is wonderful. I don't crochet or knit but I sure wish I did. This would be doable. How do you get them to the homeless?

Julie Fukuda said...

Lots of spare yarn was gathered and sent up to the Tohoku earthquake region for a group of knitters there called "Heart Knit". They bring the finished items down to our church and set up a store in the foyer, selling to passers by.
Monday is my day to go out at 4:00am and deliver onigiri. My daughter in Portland told me the mayer opened public buildings to the homeless so they can get out of the cold and wet. They have had snow there several times this year. In Tokyo the government is more likely to push those people out to where they won't be seen ... after all, if you don't see it, it doesn't exist.

Kim said...

What a wonderful initiative, JoAnn; how very kind of you to knit all these beautiful hats for the those people who are facing hard times. All are gorgeous; the people will love them!

Candy S said...

How very good of you to undertake a project that does so much good for so many people. Bless your heart dear lady...... Hugs, Candy

Kay said...

How busy you've been, and what a wonderful project! What beautiful work you've done! (I tried knitting a hat in this style but wasn't successful.)

Amy at love made my home said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing!! Bravo to you for your kindness and caring. I am sure the hats will make a great difference to a great many people!

My Little Home and Garden said...

That is a lot of hats! How kind of you to give practical and attractive gifts from the heart.

Karen

Powell River Books said...

That's a lot of nice warm hats. Where do you donate them? Our town is trying to open a cold weather shelter this year. Looks like the Salvation Army will open their doors and provide mats on the floor for now. That's one good thing about a small town, you can find ways to do thing even if there is no funding. - Margy