Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Have You Heard About Us?

We have been receiving some great publicity lately so I thought I would have a post summarizing who we are.

Back in 2010
We started with this post on Shanti's blog by her mom Lynne.  It was an ambitious hat drive with a short time schedule to provide a hand knitted or crocheted hat to every sailor on the USS Decatur.  Shanti (who is a knitter and quilter) would be commanding the ship and was hoping to have the hats when that happened.  The response from knitters and crocheters all over was amazing and hundreds of hats poured into Lynne's home.  Not only did they supply the USS Decatur with hats, they supplied many others with hats too.  It was such a great idea, it just couldn't stop there.

Fast Forward to 2014
I was one of the knitters who joined the hat drive for the USS Decatur.  When I emailed Lynne for her address, I discovered that I live only a few miles away.  I was very excited to join these two amazing women in their project.  Many others have joined them too.  We now have almost 500 members in our Ravelry group and hundreds of hats arrive every year at my home to be packed and sent to the ships that Lynne and Shanti have arranged.

Interested in Joining Us
We have several places where you can read about us.  We have a web site at .  We have a Facebook page and a Ravelry group.  You can read about us in any of those places and join us in our current hat drive or the one for November.  Have a question or two or just don't like social media, then please email us at  If you aren't a knitter but want to help, please tell your knitting and crocheting friends about us.  If you just want to keep up with what is going on, you are welcome to join us on Ravelry, like us on Facebook or just check into our website or blog periodically to see what is going on.

Welcome to Hats for Sailors we hope you will join this amazing group of generous men and women!


Monday, April 14, 2014


I have been slowly chipping away at my 100 hats in 100 patterns.  I am now on #66 so I am almost 2/3rds of the way to my goal.  Yay!  I am getting a little tired of being restricted to new hat patterns especially since we are having monthly KALs over on Ravelry.

If you haven't checked it out then take a look at our Ravelry group and the KALs we have done so far. Each month has added a new technique that we have not tried before.  We are learning together and having fun while doing it.  I had already knitted some of the patterns so know the technique but I am learning a lot from the other knitters and modifying my own approach to make it better.  We have a new KAL starting on the 1st of each month, so click on the link on this page to our Ravelry group and think about it joining us.