6.26.2014

Hat KAL/CAL for Hope

Last week we started the Hat KAL/CAL for Hope over in my Ravelry group. Don't know what I'm talking about? Here are the details:

It’s the Hat KAL/CAL for Hope.

Last September, my dad was diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully after surgery, chemo and radiation I’m happy to say that he’s 100% cancer free! Yay! During many trips to the cancer treatment hospital, I noticed the baskets of hats for cancer patients. It made me so happy to see the hats made by knitters and crocheters all over the country. The one thing I did notice though – many of them were more female-friendly. So it got me thinking – why not run a KAL/CAL collecting more gender neutral hats! Seems like a fun idea to me.

Here's a pic of the day my dad finished chemo/radiation. Cupcakes and hugs from his granddaughter were of course involved! :)

 

So, here’s the plan:

From June 16 to July 18 (that’s 5 weeks) I’ll be running a KAL/CAL here in my Ravelry group. You can use any pattern you want. I would like to collect as many adult-sized gender neutral hats as possible, but will certainly take whatever you want to knit and/or crochet.

Once your hats are complete, you can mail them to me. Please ship them by 7/18, so they have time to get here before Stitches Midwest, where I will donate them to Halos for Hope. Because they are being sent to a PO Box, please send them regular mail. UPS/FedEx will not send them to the PO Box.

You can mail them to:

Jen Lucas
P.O. Box 146
Fox River Grove, IL 60021


When you mail them, please include a note with your Ravelry name, so I know who sent them. Why do I need your Ravelry name? Because there are going to be prizes of course!

My goal is to get 100 hats for Stitches Midwest. Think we can do it??

You can get more details in the thread in my Rav group. Hope you can join us!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you are doing this. I wish I could participate in that time frame, but I'm working on family deadlines and other charity projects. I am so so glad that your father is cancer-free. After several surgeries, my mom was super lucky to come out cancer-free from gall bladder cancer, which is usually not found soon enough to survive without extensive chemo/radiation. We have too many friends and family, though, who are in chemo/radiation, that we know of too many places to send soft hats. And you are exactly right: too many donations are feminine, pinks, purples, frilly or lacy details, pastels... We have significant poverty in our area in the mountains and our knitting guild has chosen to focus on knitting hats, etc. for the local middle school kids. I've decided to do all mine in boy colors or neutrals. You made the perfect observation. Thank you for doing what you're doing!!

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