I hijacked this from the Charity knitting blog The Knit Before Christmas - but wait!!! This is not for Christmas, this is for Lent - who might join in this project??
I would like to introduce you to our Lenten Knitting & Crochet project: 4,000 Hats in 40 Days.
The idea for this project spun out of a wonderful Episcopal knitters community I found on Ravelry. If you aren’t already a member of Ravelry…well, what are you waiting for?!? It is a great resource for knitters and crocheters; and, you’ll be able to join our 4,000 hats in 40 days group.
Many of the knitters I’ve met on the site are Christmas at Sea knitters, and I was asked to lead a Christmas at Sea knit a long.
That got me dreaming big…I had been wondering how Christmas at Sea could possibly raise an additional 4,000 hats this year to give as gifts to the mariners working in the Gulf. In previous years our gifts to those mariners have been homemade cookies, cards and bandanas. The KAL and the need for hats seemed like a (challenging!) match made in heaven.
So we started a group. As of today we have 77 knitters committed to knitting for this project, and many of those knitters are taking the project to their parish.
I hope you’ll join us too. Here are the participation guidelines:
- Hats should be made in colors appropriate for both men and women.
- Hats should be made from machine washable yarn. If the yarn is not machine washable, please stick a note in it that says "Hand wash only"
- Hats can be made from our Seafarer’s Cap pattern, but can also be made from any pattern appropriate for both men and women. You can find lots of great (and free!) patterns on the internet. Here are three suggestions that have been submitted by group members:
- Hats knitted for this project should be received by March 30
Lent begins on Wednesday, February 6. I hope you will join us! Please let me know if you have any questions at all. And please send any pictures of completed hats that you’d like to share.
Let the knitting begin!
4,000 Hats in 40 Days
Please consider our knitting project as part of your Lenten Discipline.
Go to Ravelry and join here.