This is what 25 hand-made knitted hats looks like....
My photo needs to look TWICE AS BIG as this...in order fulfill my commitment to Casting for Recovery, to provide 50 hand-made knitted hats to participants of their 2018 summer retreats. The mission of Casting for Recovery® is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic
sport of fly fishing.
Here's what we need....
Are you a knitter? Then you probably have lots of left over yarn that could be put to a great use. Worsted or Bulky yarn works best, which is what my patterns are written for.
Do you have some spare time, while TV viewing in the evening or travelling, before bedtime or on the weekend?
Are you looking for a "hands on" volunteer activity that you can fit into your own lifestyle & schedule?
If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then you can be a Hats That Heal Volunteer ! Knitting is a great stress reducer....is a full body work-out for your mind, keeps your hand joints limber and the repetitive, rhythmic nature of knitting is as good as meditation.
We will provide two knitting patterns for our Apres Ski and Cross Country hats that you find on our website, HatsThatHeal.org. These step-by-step patterns are detailed and include a photo of the finished product.
If you want to learn to knit...at a later time, we will be posting YouTube videos to help you complete our patterns and join our Hats That Heal knitting group.
Superior quality, uniform appearance & consistent sizing are of the utmost importance....which is why I ask you to use my pattern. as a base. I'll also support you by providing my email in case you get stuck. All I ask is that you follow my instructions, be willing to give it a try and knit away. There is also room for your own creativity and to show off your knitting skills. I will provide you with finishing instructions (adding tassel topper and felt lining) or you can send me the hat and I'll finish it for you.
The hats are knit in the round...not too difficult, once you get the hang of it. Generally, the hats take an experienced knitter about 3-4 hours to knit...expect longer to begin with.
When you've finished your hat, I ask you to sign a hat tag that will be attached to your hat which includes your name and a message of hope and healing for the recipient.
I have BIG dreams of providing hats all over the country,
so I need the support of many knitters.
in this awesome project & see how good it
feels to make a difference in peoples lives
Contact me with your interest and let's start knitting