Mission Statement

Our mission is to warm those in need through knitting, crocheting, looming and quilting. Our NEW hand made items provide hope to those living outdoors and those in temporary shelters. We provide for Men, Women, and Children in Central Ohio all year long. Specific details available by clicking item specific tabs, or the Who we Help Tab. If you have further questions, please contact me via the contact form. ALL DONATIONS MUST INCLUDE A NOTE WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS.



Goal: 36
Start: #16
Current: 17

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hats for Homeless and those in Need

Scrolling back to about this time last year (Sept 16th), we had knitted/crocheted and donated 575 hats.  As of today we have knitted/crocheted 554+3=557 hats.  I'd say we're pretty consistent with hats from 2013 to now just shy by 18 hats.

This link takes you to the HAT tab with necessary information about sizing, colors, fibers.  There's important information about what not to do, as well as what is necessary in order for our hats to meet the needs of those we serve.  PLEASE read, even if you've been donating here on Bridge and Beyond in the past.  There are a couple of tried and true patterns that you can choose from.  Happy to add other patterns if you have one you feel others would benefit from having, please contact me...use either the contact form or leave a comment.  Sadly, I had to remove my email from the blog as I got hacked and needed to clean up the email, change passwords etc.  All these years, never had that happen and so have removed the email from this blog.

We're focusing this month on KIDS, seems appropriate since they're now back in school.  Where or where did the summer go?  We've had plenty of cool nights already and the kids will be in need as they wait for school buses, as their transported from shelters to schools, and as they play on the playgrounds.

Thank you Cheryl S. for this thoughtful donation of hats and mittens.

Please remember folks, open lacy stitches aren't warm, and tend not to hold up well in the cold wet weather here in Ohio.  Stitches should be close together, please avoid using stitches your fingers can easily poke through and or you can see through.  Broom stick lace, mile a minute type patterns etc don't meet the needs of those we serve.

*Folks please remember not to knot and cut with knitted or crocheted items.  Knots are always the weakest link in any garment or project.  Always leave tails when changing colors or adding yarn and work in your tails to avoid un-raveling.**

Hats: 554+3=557
Scarves: 309
Socks: 101
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 69
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 63+1=64
Cotton Washcloths: 217
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. 13
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers/fingerless gloves and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care item

Reminder to everyone to please avoid using pastels, white, and beige.  Dark colors are best for men, women, and children.  Dark colors work for everyone and help with not showing the dirt as easily

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.


  1. Very nice donation Cheryl S. Love the color of the mittens. Someone will love those.
    Interesting hat facts. So glad to know we are not that far behind in donating hats. Sorry to hear that you got hacked. What a big mess for you to clean up. Good luck with that.

  2. Beautiful hats and mittens Cheryl. Love the colors and patterns you used. These will be a nice addition to help those less fortunate stay warm this winter. Here in Minnesota we have already had a couple of nights in the 30s. Not typical for this time of year, but goes to show that it can happen as early as Sept. Thanks again Cheryl. God bless the homeless.

  3. Cheryl, good job on your hats and mittens. Do you have the patten for the popcorn crochet hat. I have looked all over Google and U tube and cant find one.Thank you. Rosemarie.


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