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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Sample Knit Patterns