Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Focus - Beanie Knitting

February Knitting Challenge 
for Kindred Bloggers
Use your crafting talent to help kids deal with their cancer by making fun beanies and totes.  

Craft Hope - {spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time}

From the Craft Hope Website:
So are you ready?!? For Project 16 :: The Littlest Warriors, we will be collecting handmade beanies and bags for kids like Pierce who are fighting cancer. Pierce’s mom, Melanie, has graciously volunteered to collect and distribute the items to the kids who need them most.

Here are the details:

We need BEANIES (hats) for babies through teenagers. All noggin sizes. They can be knit, crochet, fabric. You name it. They can be embellished with flowers and bows. But don’t forget about the boys. They need hats too. It’s very difficult to find adorable hats and we think this community is the best place to get them. There are a hundred and one patterns online for beanies/hats. If you have one you’d like to share post it in the comments and I’ll put up a post to share with everyone.


We need BAGS for the kids to take with them to the hospital. They can be simple tote bag style or whatever suits your fancy. And if you are so inclined fill them up with goodies for the kids. Some ideas are books, puzzles, crayons, coloring books. The opportunities are endless.
As with any Craft Hope project, don’t get lost in the details. Make a bag or a beanie. Make twenty. Get a group together and make bags and/or beanies. It’s totally up to you!
Melanie lives up in Minnesota and will be distributing the beanies and bags to the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the Miracles of Mitch Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald House.

Please mail the beanies and bags to:
Melanie Bimson
16026 Temple Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55345 

Time to pour another cup of coffee and get started on my beanie knitting!



  1. Sounds good. One question though, where are we supposed to send the finished projects? Did I miss something in the article?

  2. Thanks, Jane. I did cut short my "cut and paste" quote. The mailing address is now showing. (-:

  3. Needles and yarn are at the ready. Tea is made. I stole my favorite chair from the cat. I am on it! :)

    1. While visions of tractor-ing dance in your head!! (-: