More Charity Knitting!

Posted on 10/25/13

It’s almost November, which means it’s time for another charity knit along to benefit the Hatbox Foundation, a non-profit organization that collects hand-made hats for cancer patients undergoing chemo therapy.  Last August,  a group of Last Chance knitters produced 25 hand-made hats for this wonderful charity.  I’m aiming for double that number, which is the maximum number that any group can send at one time.

My knit-along will start next week, on November 1.  I’ll be knitting nothing but hats for the entire month of November.  In August, I made six hats.  I’m aiming for seven this time.  I have a lot of baby Ull yarn in a variety of colors, and I plan to knit up a bunch of hats with a band of Faire Isle stranded color work.  Like most knitters I still have a huge yarn stash that I need to get rid of.

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As you can see, my stash is starting to multiply and it’s kind of taking over my desktop. It’s hard to write with all that yarn in the way.

I’ll be blogging here on a weekly basis on my progress, and I invite you all to come and share yours, as well.   On November 1, I’ll be posting instructions on how to knit a simple hat for beginners who have only knit scarves or blankets or other flat projects.  But in the meantime, here are some links to charity knitting patterns, so you can start planning your projects now:

>>> Knitting Daily has a free download with five fun patterns for charity projects.
>>> The Hatbox Foundation has a bunch of links to Chemo Cap patterns.

>>> Here’s my own pattern for a simple ribbed cap.

>>> I’m not much of a crocheter, but crocheted hats are welcome.  And here’s a link to a bunch of very cool Chemo Cap crochet patterns and some instructional videos.

This knit along is to benefit cancer patients and to have fun as knitters and crocheters.  However, I am adding a little inducement.  If you send me a hat, you’ll get a Last Chance Knit & Stitch tape measure, which is so handy to have in your knitting or sewing basket.  I’ll also be picking five participants to receive autographed copies of the Last Chance Knit & Stitch, my new release that will be in stores on November 19, 2013.  I’ll be announcing the winners of the book giveaway on December 6, 2013.

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If you have a favorite pattern please share.  You can also share photos of your yarn stash!


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  1. Dyan says:

    I make loom knitted caps. IF these work for you, I will make it my project for the month. Let me know!

  2. Shelley says:

    I need a project away from the computer!! I used to knit quite a bit, but not in recent years. I’ll try to make time for your simple ribbed cap. Thanks for organizing the project.

    • Hope Ramsay says:

      Thanks Shelley,

      Check back here on Friday. I hope to have another very basic pattern posted for beginners, with some basic instructions for knitting in the round and shaping a crown.

  3. I wish I could knit but sadly I can’t. I just had another hand surgery so it wouldn’t be possible anyway tho.
    It’s an awesome thing your doing for the Hatbox Foundation Hope and I know they will be thrilled once again by the donations from you and your readers.
    Wish I could get one of yours that would be so neat:)

    My best,
    Belinda

  4. Betty Gelean says:

    What an admirable but exciting charity! Great idea, I live in northern BC where these would be even more welcome for warmth as well as appearance! I should look into this and see if we have a group here. Your group is amazing and so are your patients, I’m sure they love the cosy hats.

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