On occasion, I try to knit a few hats for charity. Most of my hats have gone to Knots of Love. They donate hats, primarily, to patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. My mom was a cancer patient, who lost her battle this year, and I feel like it is a nice way to honor her battle. I have looked at other organizations, but I always seem to come back to Knots of Love. Each time I’ve knitted a hat, they’ve called or emailed personally to tell me where my hats are being sent.
If you are interested in knitting for charity, there are a few things I would suggest:
- Decide on a charity first. Many organizations have specifications on what types of hats and fibers that they accept
- Make sure you read what types of fibers they accept and what size hats to send
- Pick patterns that are simple and/or unisex. Many patients, especially those who are in the hospital find hats with bobbles and cables less comfortable (they often sleep in their hats).