The Patterns: These 5 diverse beanie patterns will keep you interested while you crochet yet would be a quick project to give as a gift or donation. Download the patterns here.
The Programs: I have just learned about a new Hat-Along for children in need, here is a quote from the press release. "Robyn Devine, author of She Makes Hats and head of Nebraska Hats for Hope Initiative (NH4H), and Ewe Ewe Yarns owner Heather Walpole will partner for the first annual Charity Hat-Along (HAL). Through the HAL the two women will attempt to amass 2,000 hand-knit hats from knitters and crocheters across the country for children living at or below the poverty line." Learn more here www.eweewe.com/hat-along.
Halos for Hope is an organization that distributes hats to over 450 cancer centers each month. They accept crochet, knit, sewn, loom, and machine-knit hats. Their goal is to provide soft and comfortable hats that will feel nice on a sensitive scalp so stay away from mohair or scratchy acrylic yarns. Learn about the guidelines here.