The other day I saw a post on Instagram calling for hat and mitten donations for asylum-seekers in Maine, and I knew I had to send a few things. I even knew which yarn to use: I had some Cascade Superwash Aran in green, tan, and brown. I’m pretty sure the only reason I bought it in the first place is because it was on sale. It’s very nice yarn, just not my colors. It’s thick and warm, soft for kids, and easy to take care of. Plus it knits up quick: I made this in one evening after work.
This one is child-sized, which made it quicker too, and a very simple ribbed pattern. But it’ll be stretchy and forgiving, and I hope it keeps a little head warm this winter!
I’ve already got a second one done, a little smaller and in the brown, and I’ve got a few balls of leftovers that I’m hoping to make into simple mittens. But first, I discovered a partial skein of hot pink KnitPicks Brava Bulky in my stash that will make a great hat too. It’s a pretty small ball, though, so it’ll probably become a baby hat.
Happy Friday, friends! I hope you have a wonderful weekend awaiting you!
Hooray for quick hats! I’ve knit up a hat in a night once or twice, and it can be a great feeling. Have a wonderful weekend! I have a lot of knitting and reading time planned. 🙂
Oh that’s awesome you can donate! Charity knitting is always what I do with my leftover yarn:)
It really is a brilliant idea. I need to do it more often!
Looks great! Which organization/ IG handle is looking for donations?
Thanks! I saw it on Clara Parkes’ account, and it’s for MAIN, the Maine Access Immigrant Network. Address is 237 Oxford St, Suite 25A, Portland ME 04101.
Thank you I will have to check it out.
That’s an awesome initiative. Do you know if they’re still accepting donations?
I hope so! It was a new post when I shared it, and I haven’t sent my donations yet.