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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: #19
Current: 20

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Knitted Hats of Many Sizes

Thank you Cheryl G, another very special friend and former classmate.  If you read the previous post you know our friend, Joy D hand carried her donation on the plane to our class reunion to delivery to me....Well Cheryl did too!  What a wonderful and selfless act of love to perform.  Taking ones time to knit for people you don't know, taking time to hand carry a donation on the plane to catch up with an old friend and classmate to make a donation.  You Rock!

Cheryl's hat pattern will soon be included in our hat tab because it's such a versatile pattern.  Here you can see they look like they're for infants because they look small.  But, they are very stretchy and therefore fit a large variety of head sizes.  She's trying to explain the pattern to me, and I'm, not quite getting it......but we will continue and I'll get it typed up and added.  And...any of you other knitters out there, she and I discussed adding a brim; but .......how would you go about doing that?  Can we pool our brain power here to come up something, sorta pattern A and B with and without a brim for folks?

Thank you Cheryl, please keep up the good work.
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: 547+7=554
Scarves: 309
Socks: 101
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 69
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 63
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. Beautiful hats Cheryl. I will have to leave the project to you knitters, but the outcome is lovely. Should keep heads warm, and i am sure there are ladies out there just waiting for the directions so they can start. This style is indeed stretchy, we make the crocheted version, and as you said fit many sizes. Good luck and good job. Thank you for helping the homeless.

  2. Very nice donation of hats Cheryl. More warm heads this winter. Glad you were able to come back for your class reunion also.

  3. Cheryl your hats look lovely and warm! Thank you so much for spending your free time caring for Ohio's homeless and needy! Keep your needles flying!


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