Jan 18, 2010

Helping Haiti Hat (#34)

With all the struggles in Haiti, it can seem overwhelming to find a way to connect, to give help. Being a knitter, my first thought is always to knit something, but Haiti is a tropical enough country that woolens aren’t needed. What is needed is a long list of medicines, food, water, and supplies for shelters. But because I’m a knitter, I wanted to come up with a small way to encourage other knitters to give.

We knitters are a tremendously generous bunch, so I knew it wouldn’t take much – enter the Helping Haiti Hat Pattern. This pattern, perfect for anyone who is ready to knit on circulars and is willing to test out their cabling skills (read: even a beginner can tackle this hat without much trouble!), is available for free to anyone who has donated money to help out the relief efforts in Haiti.

The Helping Haiti Hat Pattern costs just $1.99, and 100% of the proceeds are going to Doctors Without Borders’ emergency relief fund, which is being directed to Haiti. If you have any questions about the pattern, or have knit it and have notes that you think should be added to the pattern, e-mail me at “rmcdevineATgmailDOTcom” and I’ll get back to you!

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