How wonderful to see you here! Thank you for visiting my Universe! :)
🇩🇪 Hallo liebe deutsche Besucher. Ich bin dabei meine Seite auch auf deutsch zu schreiben. Bis ich so weit bin, könnt ihr unter "Knitted Love" = "Gestrickte Liebe" schon ein bisschen stöbern. Siehe unten... Danke!
I started knitting pink Hats for the Women March in 2016 and I had fans immediately who wanted to buy them.
That's how my business started.
I knit to support my wish for independence. Each hat I sell lets me use a taxi ride to town. Can you imagine how happy this makes me feel?
Today I offer my hats in all colors of the rainbow in wool and cotton. Scroll down to read about my Preemie Hat Project💜
Look at the pictures, they are amazing.
In the spirit of giving back, I thought I'll knit some preemie hats and gift them to the NICU where I was born. Every time I knit, I'm imagining a preemie wearing my hat and the parent smiling!
I care a great deal about the quality of wool I use for my knits. My preemie hats are from the softest 100% organic cotton yarn. Whenever I can I buy at my local yarn store. I want to support my community as it helps me.
To deliver as many hats as possible to the UC Medical Center in Cincinnati, I contacted our local knitting store Cast Away. They offered to host my first charity knitting.
It took place on May 23, 2019, and was a huge success.
Many of our friends, as well as local knitters joined the knitting adventure.
We had a blast and finished 24 tiny hats in all the colors of the rainbow. Take a look at the pictures and videos below!
In June my parents and I visited their home town in Germany. We invited friends to knit with us and after three events we had gathered 60 tiny hats! I donated 40 of them to the NICU in Speyer!
Our friends kept knitting even after we left and today, September 1st we have over 8o hats in Germany ready for donation!
Back in the U.S. many people kept knitting and dropped the hats off at our local knitting store.
On August 24th I was finally able to fly to Cincinnati, OH to gift 40 hats to my NICU. Four of the nurses who took care of me where there for the celebration. It was very emotional to see my birthplace, the incubators and the tiny babies on a respirator.
🎊 Our next charity knitting event is happening September 16 from 4-6pm at Cast Away Yarn Shop in Santa Rosa.
I love the thought that soon, not one baby born too soon will go home without a hat.
To help my mission grow, we started a go fund me page to be able to buy more yarn and we advertise for my mission. My shop is almost ready. We were able to hire Hanna Eide, a web designer who herself has health challenges but does an amazing job for us.
From the donations we're able to supply yarn and needles to a knitting group at the nursing home in my town and to people who have reached out to us and want to knit but need support buying the yarn. Friendships have been formed.
It all started with one tiny spark as I thought about preemies everywhere. Now we're igniting the sky with bright stars.
Imagine! Seniors are knitting for preemies. My hats are not only delivering joy to the NICU but also to all the people crafting them.
💗How can you help?
- Knit or crochet at home and send us your tiny hats!
for the pattern please click here:
- Donate money for yarn and needles!
Organic yarn for one colorful preemie hat costs 15 $.
You can choose color and size just as you like it. The prices vary from 25 $ for a baby hat to 65 $ for an adult hat. We also offer knitted initials or hearts as a beautiful extra. Ask us for pricing.
Check out this great video
Check out this great video
Material: Baumwolle z.B. Lana Grossa “Elastico“. Nadeln in Gr. 3,5 – 4,5
Die Mützchen werden als Rechteck glatt rechts gestrickt oder gehäkelt. Es ist wichtig, dass sie weich sind. Stricken entweder auf Nadelspiel oder kleiner Rundnadel.
Umfang: 25-30 cm
Höhe: 15-16 cm
Oben werden die Mützen z.B. mit einem Maschenstich (unsichtbare Naht) geschlossen.
Der untere Rand rollt sich automatisch hoch! Das Label nähen wir an.
Annahmestellen für Mützen:
⭐️ „HATS WITH A MISSION “ ⭐️