Spreading the Warmth: One Hat at a Time

I was born and raised in Staten Island, New York.  Since Hurricane Sandy hit last week I have seen my hometown suffering via photos on the internet.  I see facebook posts of old friends that want to help but can’t go anywhere because they don’t have gas.  I have seen devastation as well as coming together as New Yorkers and Jersey People do!  I now live just outside of Philadelphia in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Neighbors lost power, we had a lot of down trees but compared to Staten Island, Breezy Point, Long Island, Brooklyn, Downtown, LBI, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights and the rest of the Jersey Shore, Hoboken, North Jersey, Central Jersey……compared to my friends and family, what happened in my neighborhood is NOTHING.  My heart is in pain for everyone suffering from the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind.  While I have donated to the Red Cross, been collecting donation items and carting them to the right places I feel like I need to do more.  It’s getting so cold out and people have lost everything.  I thought by collecting handmade hats and giving them out directly to in the communities that lost I could bring a little bit of warmth and love from knitters and crocheters all over the world.  So I have created Spreading the Warmth: One Hat at a Time.  My goal is to collect hats from all over the US and then deliver them in mid-December to devastated areas.  I hope to have enough that I can go to multiple locations.  It’s so cold here and we need to move fast so I am asking for hats by December 14th.  Email me hatsforhurricane@gmail.com for shipping information.  Below is the flyer (PLEASE SHARE) and a few easy crochet and knitting patterns for adults and children’s hats.

Sample Crochet Patterns
CrochetKids
CrochetEarFlap
Crochet2
Crochet1

 

Sample Knit Patterns
LongfordHatKids
EagleBayHat
CozyCuffedHat
BirdsEyeKidsHat
BigDipperKnitHat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Sarah

Proud Momma, Coffee Addict, Puppy Kisser, Social Good Lover, United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Champion, Preeclampsia Foundation Volunteer Coordinator

Comments

  1. I would love to help.

  2. This should be a Facebook page!!!

  3. LarissaBelle says:

    I’ll help!

  4. Susie Johnson says:

    Please send me shipping info . I think you’re doing an awesome thing. Thank you for thinking of this!

  5. ANTONELLA ZUKZUK says:

    Hi Sarah, all my best wishes for you and all the people from NYC :-)

  6. Hi Sara,
    A friend passed this on to me… I think it’s wonderful. I’m not a very fast knitter (have 2 little ones who take up most of my waking hours) but I would LOVE to help with a hat or 2. I’ll email you shortly for the shipping info.
    Wondering- have you posted this to Ravelry or Knitting Help.com? I don’t know if you can share it on the actual websites, but I’m sure you could on their Facebook pages.
    I’ll ask the next time I go to the yarn store if I can post the flier.

    Best of luck with the campaign, Michelle

  7. I’m not a fast knitter either but can send what I can finish by your deadline. We are Jersey strong! I will email you for shipping info.

  8. I will send what I can!

  9. I started crocheting a hat as soon as I read the post on Facebook. Dropped what I was doing as this is far more important. Will get as many done as possible. Will share the need with friends in my church.

  10. Hi, I will make an announcement about this at the high school where I teach. Maybe some people can make a hat over the Thanksgiving holidays. If I get any in, I will be sure to mail them to you. (I am starting one tonight)

    I did want to let you know that your second link (Crochet 1) is not loading.

    Thanks for what you are doing.

  11. (Oops! I forgot to check off that I wanted follow-ups by e-mail.)

  12. I love to crochet and I would love to do this. I think it is a great idea.

  13. I’m in! Please send shippin info! I’m in New Jersey too.

  14. Sarah,
    I do not knit or crochet but if there is any way I can help with this project I would love to.

  15. Hello! My stitch and bitch group wants to help stitch hats for your cause! We’re a local north Jersey group, more info about our group and the meet up dedicated to hat stitching this Friday is here on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/20–30-something-stitch–bitch and here on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SnBNorthJersey

  16. Jean Scola says:

    Sarah,
    My knitting & crochet group would like to donate some hats, please send me mailing information.

  17. Joanne Corley says:

    Sarah

    The hats are going in the mail today. Myself and another co-worker nurse just got a box together! Thank you for your efforts in “Spreading the Warmth!”

  18. I just heard about your drive today. Will you also be collecting later in the month. I would love to contribute.

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  2. [...] As the granddaughter, daughter and niece of knitters and crocheters I thought by collecting handmade hats and giving them out directly to in the communities that lost I could bring a little bit of warmth and love from knitters and crocheters.  So I have created Spreading the Warmth: One Hat at a Time. [...]

  3. [...] As the granddaughter, daughter and niece of knitters and crocheters I thought by collecting handmade hats and giving them out directly to in the communities that lost I could bring a little bit of warmth and love from knitters and crocheters. So I have created Spreading the Warmth: One Hat at a Time. [...]

  4. [...] and the Hughes. After Hurricane Sandy hit, she knew she had to do something to give back. And so Spreading the Warmth: One Hat at a Time was [...]

  5. [...] As the granddaughter, daughter and niece of knitters and crocheters I thought by collecting handmade hats and giving them out directly to in the communities that lost I could bring a little bit of warmth and love from knitters and crocheters. So I have created Spreading the Warmth: One Hat at a Time. [...]

  6. [...] think of all the people who are out there right now knitting and crocheting hats to send to others (Spreading the Warmth) just as a way to try to help them a little, it makes me so emotional.  It’s something I [...]

  7. [...] it in.  Thank you ALL….  As the boxes are starting to come in packed with handmade love for Spreading the Warmth many people are asking for patterns still.  I wanted to round-up a few that I have posted and [...]

  8. [...] latest batch of hats is destined for Spreading the Warmth, a grassroots effort to get a little warmth and goodness to folks affected by Hurricane Sandy. [...]

  9. [...] were so hectic for me since, aside from the typical hustle and bustle, I was in the midst of Spreading the Warmth.  All of which caused me to slack on sending out a holiday card but once the smoke cleared and [...]

  10. [...] As the granddaughter, daughter and niece of knitters and crocheters I thought by collecting handmade hats and giving them out directly to in the communities that lost I could bring a little bit of warmth and love from knitters and crocheters. So I have created Spreading the Warmth: One Hat at a Time. [...]

  11. [...] far I knocked out two hats for Sarah using a pretty simple [...]

  12. […] As the granddaughter, daughter and niece of knitters and crocheters I thought by collecting handmade hats and giving them out directly to in the communities that lost I could bring a little bit of warmth and love from knitters and crocheters. So I have created Spreading the Warmth: One Hat at a Time. […]

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