Thursday 9 July 2015

Calling All Knitters...

Each year my friend Pete and his workmates take a convoy of aid abroad, this takes them around 3 weeks to get there and back and the whole thing is voluntary. Once there the vans are unpacked and the contents distributed to orphanages,disabled children in care homes and families on very low incomes.

However it all begins back here in the UK, with money being raised to buy supplies and donations of .... well just about anything. 

They take medical supplies, nappies, food, toiletries, toys,blankets, matresses.. the list goes on. 

In the past you may remember that I have made toys, see them HERE  

and another year I made school bags , see them HERE.

This year I, and others are knitting hats. These are the ones I have done so far. I am pushed for time but I will do as many as I can. Can you knit? would you like to help? 

I am knitting hats to fit children between 1yr and 7yrs, any childrens sizes would be very much appreciated. 

If you would like to help, then please knit childrens hats and send to me. I will then deliver them to Pete to go on his van. 

Hats need to reach me by Sept 1st. 

You do not need to follow any specific pattern, or use specific colours... just make them warm. Nothing fancy or lacy, these are needed for warmth this coming winter. 

This is the pattern that I am using { DOWNLOAD PDF} {Use DK yarn}

If you would like to know more about the organization that is behind these convoys then take a look HERE.  and if you would like to see videos of aid being delivered from previous convoys then check out their channel HERE. 

The convoy goes in September, so you need to get your knitted hats to me before then. No later than Sept 1st. 

Darcy x


  1. Will see what I can do. When do you need them by?

  2. We need them by the 1st week in September please

  3. Are crocheted hats okay ?