Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:
Scarf and hat sets, adult sized
Red hats for babies (see this month’s Letter from Lois)
Fredericksburg/King George has a need for:
Hats, scarves and cowls – all sizes (don’t forget the boys and men)
Baby blankets & hats (NO preemies please)
Lap, and larger, blankets (approx. 32” X 50” up to twin bed size)
As always, please make whatever you enjoy making. We make the current needs known, not to say that they are something you must make but only to keep you ‘in the loop’ and give you the opportunity to work on these items should you wish to do so.
Please note that Richmond cannot use cowls as we have no outlet. Fredericksburg can.
We prefer that hats not be created on looms as the brims of loomed hats tend to be non-elastic and have very little stretch. They, therefore, can be very difficult to put on and the tightness of the brim can cause discomfort to the wearer.
Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects
As always anything you want to make we can really use to help fill the bins in the shop and warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.
- Chemo Hats for Guys and Boys
- Socks for the Homeless – prefer white, non – Wool socks. Tube socks work well (no heels to deal with!)
- Chemo Blankets/Shawls 30″ x 48″
- Tie-ons blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27″ x 36″ (No fringe, w/72″ tie I-cord or single chain using double yarn)
- Baby Blankets
- As small as a 24 inch square up to as large as a 40 inch square
- As small as a 24 inch rectangle up to as large as a 40 inch rectangle
- Children’s blankets (for clutching or draggin’) 24″ sq up to 36″ or 40″ & not necessarily square
- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit blankets Large and COLORFUL! (Just enough to cover the top of twin bed)
- Home Again (Battered Women and Children’s Shelter) large enough to wrap a small child in cold, drafty house
- Chemo Hats Small, medium and large sizes for both adults and children
- SPCA rounds or squares 15-18 inches up to 3 feet to fit crates using leftovers of mixed yarn, wool, blends, cotton or acrylics
- Squares 12 inches to be stitched together into blankets
- Infant Hats Preemies- not too small, should fit a large orange. Must be stretchy. Full term newborn to fit a large grapefruit.
- Layette Sets Used as “take me home” outfits for newborns.
- Bears and Toys New bears from Dollar stores, dressed with knitted or crocheted outfits. Given to sick, scared or needy children in ER, clinic, oncology, hospice and other areas.