For a Good Cause


My church is having a women’s fellowship this Saturday to make blankets for our local hospital’s children’s oncology ward. I won’t be able to make the fellowship but checked with the organizers to see if I could donate a hat or two instead. They said that would be fine so this is the first. I used Larissa‘s Lily’s Hat pattern. It was meant for an infant and as you can see it doesn’t quite fit my chubby 15-month-old’s head. I’m planning to make at least one more hat — possibly a meathead — to drop off at church this week.

Modeling a Too Small Girl's Hat

And speaking of meatheads, Larissa is offering the pattern for sale through tomorrow (March 8, 2007) at noon Pacific time with most of the proceeds going to help a local Portland family that has experienced the loss of their husband/father. I get emails all the time about the pattern for those hats so this is your chance — sorry I didn’t mention it sooner. After tomorrow you’ll have to wait until her book comes out next year.

One more good cause to read about is over at All Things Heather. As I understand it her daughter’s school is having a fundraising campaign for books in cooperation with Usborne Books. Half of all the money will be used for books at her daughter’s school, the other half will be used for books at a school in South Africa. Heather thought this would be a good opportunity to show her daughter about the importance of generosity. AND to motivate the generous she is offering incentives in the form of hand-dyed yarn and giveaways. Go over to her blog to read all the details.

Ruffle Hat
Pattern: Lily’s Hat by Larissa
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Worsted, in color M-102 (Orchid Thistle)
Yardage: less than one 190 yard skein
Needles: US size 10.5
Gauge: 3.75 st/in
Modifications: n/a


2 Responses to “For a Good Cause”

  1. 2 sUsAn March 10, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Sweet little hat!

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