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200 Chemo Caps donated to local chemo patients

29 of the 200 hats donated.

In our second month as a group, we loom knitted hats for patients going through chemo. Most of the hats are being donated to our local oncology centers. A few were donated directly to individuals in need. My car is packed and ready to bring the bulk of the hats that have not yet been delivered. I will be taking them to the local oncology center tomorrow morning. I have no words right now to describe how honored I feel to have such caring ladies, men, teens and even young kids around me. People that are giving their time to loom knit these hats. I expected we would have a large number of hats, but 200? And how exactly did we get exactly 200? Last month we had exactly 150 NICU baby hats and exactly 25 activity books. I had to recount each several times to make sure I wasn’t wrong.

I had each person turn in their donations in plastic bags, so I wasn’t able to get a photo of all of them together, but you can still imagine what 200 hats looks like. WOW!

Each of the hats were placed in their own bags to keep them clean. I wanted to put a card with our group info in each, but the cards are not here yet. Instead, I made stickers and put one on each of the bags.

Here are some of the chemo hats being tagged.

Here are the ones that are going to be delivered tomorrow. These boxes are huge! I should have had my kids stand by the boxes to show the sizing. Say a prayer for each and every one that will be receiving these blessings.

Just some of the chemo hats boxed and ready to be delivered.

I encourage those that are following our journey to reach out to your local community and see how you can help. No matter where you live, there is probably a cancer center within driving distance. If not, there are places that you can mail them to their location.

If you’d like to help us by donating items needed for our blessings, we have an Amazon wish list of these items: Any items will be shipped directly to me for use in the group.

Chemo caps are super easy to loom knit! Check out my YouTube channel for tutorials, here is one of my most popular ones:

Blessings to all, Bridget
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February 2019 Project: Hats for chemo patients

We are now starting our second month of crafting blessings for others, whew hew! For those following along from a distance, here is what we have planned for this month. Our local oncology center has adult male and female patients, so we are making hats that will work for them. If you’d like to donate in your area, call your local oncology center and ask if they will take donations. If not, I’m sure a quick search of your area will lead you to a place to donate.

With the help of my video editing husband, I have filmed a bunch of video tutorials for hats that will be great for this month’s donations. Below are links to the ones I have uploaded so far. I will be adding more tutorials throughout the month as well. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel, you will get notifications each time I upload a new video. I will also be adding the videos under the LOOM KNITTING category under TUTORIALS.

I’m super excited to see what this month has in store for us. We are adding new members to our local group almost daily. I’m hoping to inspire others to start crafting groups in their area. Feel free to comment below with your donations made this month or on our Facebook page.

Hurdle Stitch Hat with Rib Brim
Diagonal Rib Hat with Rib Brim
Checkerboard Hat with Uwrap Rib Stitch Brim
Seed Stitch Hat with Rib Brim
Spiral Hat with Rib Brim
Though I added a Batman patch, the basic hat is perfect for any age, with or without a Pom Pom. This can be done in 1 color, 2 color, stripes or using a multicolored yarn.
Cute and simple Garter Ridge and Knit Hat with Rib Brim
Basic Easy Starter Ewrap Hat with Rib Brim
Examples of some of the designs for chemo caps.
Blessings to all, Bridget