The Yarn Bowl is on! The knitters and crocheters of Mississippi will size up against their Alabama counterparts to see who can create the most hats for children in need before September 1. The options for hat choices are myriad! They can be any color, any yarn, any pattern, and any size from preemie to teen. There are a few restrictions (the yarn must be soft, no pompoms or tassels), but after that, your only limit is your imagination! At the end of the contest, all hats collected will be donated to various charities. Keep in mind that last year, Alabama made 3,000 hats, so we have quite the record to beat!
To help you along, we provided a few wonderful hat patterns. These are free for your enjoyment and meet the specifications for the contest. Click the images to download the pattern PDF. If you need yarn, pattern help, or even a lesson to learn to knit, don’t hesitate to call us. We will hold clinics regularly and can provide yarn if you need it. Please spread the word to anyone you know who has ever so much as thought about knitting. Help us beat the Crimson Tide one more time!
P.S. If you have a particular charity you or your group have chosen just let us know and we will return your hats to you. Otherwise, we will handle donation to local organizations (TBA).