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Hat BINGO for Clinica

Hello knitters, Clinica needs more hats! Our contact there told us that they handed out the last batch of hats we gave her in a matter of hours! So we need to make some more hats. To make this a fun challenge, I thought we could try a game of Hat BINGO.  Click here for your card: GET A BINGO CARD You'll see 24 squares, each with a pattern name, and one free space in the middle. To get a bingo, knit 5 hats - all the patterns in a row (across, down, or diagonal). If you use the free space, you still need to knit 5 hats, but one can be any pattern you like - on the card, a duplicate, or some other pattern or improvisation you like. Snap a photo of your 5 hats for proof of your bingo - there will be prizes!  I've included a few patterns we've shared on the website, and the rest are all free patterns on Ravelry. Many of them are adult size, but you can usually size down for a kid's hat (leave a comment if you need guidance on sizing a pattern down). Or just make an adult siz
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Dropoff on Wednesday

Our next collection will be this Wednesday, January 13, from 2-3 PM at Harlow Platts Park (by Viele Lake in South Boulder). We will have printed copies of December/January's short-row hat to pick up if you would like one. If you have finished items to drop off, come on by! 

Happy holidays and thank you!

Hoping everyone has a happy holiday season and a joyful New Year. Despite facing a lot of obstacles this year, our group was able to make and donate an impressive number of items to warm the hearts and bodies of people who are struggling this year. We donated to Clinica and Sister Carmen:  259 hats 43 scarves and cowls 38 pairs of mittens 17 vests 11 sweaters and 67 bears! Thank you for your generosity and dedication. May 2021 bring healing, joy, and togetherness to all of you. 

December/January hat

I hope this post finds everyone well and getting some downtime over the holidays. For December and January, we have a hat pattern from Roxana featuring short rows. Please click here for the free pattern: Short-Row Hat pattern The short row technique may be a new challenge for you. Give it a go, and here's some advice on simplifying: I've found that with garter stitch, you can eliminate the wraps and just turn the work where it says "w/t". There may be some small holes but they are pretty hard to see in garter stitch. If you're still struggling, please feel free to substitute a hat pattern from one of the older posts here or any hat pattern you like. There are so many free and inexpensive hat patterns on Ravelry - it can be a fun treasure hunt to discover a new one.  Happy holidays, and happy knitting!

Packing up our finished projects

Volunteers have been busy packing up our finished projects for donation!

Dropoff only: 2 PM Wednesday Nov 18

Because of Boulder County's current restrictions on gathering, our next meeting will be dropoff only. Come to Harlow Platts Park by Viele Lake in South Boulder between 2 and 3 PM on  Wednesday, November 18 to donate any finished items. If you're wondering what to knit, we can always use more hats in any size and wool mittens for children.  Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! 

Some finished donations - share your photos!

 Hi everyone! Our next dropoff is planned for Wednesday, November 18. I'll post more details soon, so check back, or  sign up for email notifications by clicking SUBSCRIBE at the top of the page and entering your email address.  In the meantime, take a look at some of our finished donations! Irene finished two hats and a sweet striped sweater: Isabel, who lives in Ohio but came to a meeting while visiting her daughter Laura, went home and knitted up this box of goodness: As we face some new COVID-related restrictions over this holiday season and have to hunker down at home more, keep those needles busy and send me photos of your finished Community Knitting projects (to amysantamaria@gmail.com). Sharing them with the group is a nice way to connect when we can't gather in person. If you have sent me photos and I haven't posted them, please send again! I sometimes lose them in my overfull inbox.