Bear Hats For A Fundraiser

pattern: Basic Beanie pattern, by Sweet Kiwi Crochet (ears are my own)  
yarn: I Love This Yarn! from Hobby Lobby (125 yards per hat)  
hook: size US I / 5.5mm

Days like today I am reminded just how lucky we are. Our entire family is healthy and happy; despite some rough batches with teething, our little man checks out perfectly at every doctor appointment.

Not every family is so lucky. Some babies have serious medical conditions they live with for years, some littles are diagnosed with cancer.

In a few weeks, we’ll be attending a pancake feed for a little boy not much older than our Owen. He recently had one eye removed due to retinoblastoma, a very serious cancer seen in children no older than five. He’s in the throes of treatment, and while things are looking positive the family will have massive debt for most of their lives thanks to our health care system (rant for another day).

To help raise money, at the pancake feed there will also be an auction; how could I not donate a few hats to help? These two bear ears hats are gender neutral but in super fun and bright colors. I love making hats like these for littles (these will fit a kid ages 2 to about 6) – they seem so cheerful and fun to me!

While I love the brown/blue hat the most, Zach is threatening to throw the auction so we can have the grey/green hat for Owen. It would match his coat perfectly, and looks just ridiculous (in the best way) on his little head! Not that you can see that – he refused to wear either hat long enough for a picture!

If you’re in the Omaha area, we’d love to see you at the pancake feed on the 16th. It’s at the Omaha Police Hall from 9am-2pm!