Hatliners Blog

Category: Hat Reviews and More


by Pamela
on 12/31/15 05:31 pm

For as long as Halos of Hope has provided hats and caps to those in need, it has always been the most challenging to think about the children, and their families, battling this disease. From our Camp Happy Times campaigns, then going Under The Sea with the Atlanta Knitting Guild to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Sending over 18,000

by halosofhope1
on 10/27/14 09:05 am
We all have those nights when sleep eludes us. Frustrating, maddening. Can my brain just turn off?

Someone sans hair and going through cancer treatments is doubly apt to have sleep concerns. Not only is the mind whirling with 'what next' and 'why me'..a bald head can get very, very cold at night, even in the warmest climates. We don't realize how much our head of hair keeps us warm until there's nothing on top anymore.

by Pamela
on 07/13/14 07:16 pm

Not long ago, our charity received an email asking about a crocheted hat that would be appropriate for either a man or a woman, and had a brim. We pointed the requestor to our Windish Hat, designed by Rohn Strong. The requestor was not convinced. "I don't think yellow would be good, and I'm not sure I can see it

by Pamela
on 06/26/14 08:01 pm
It's always a delight to find a pattern that creates a new fashionable option for a cancer patient.
It's always a delight to find a new yarn that is soft, especially one that is washable.

Mix these two together, add in lightweight enough to comfort in summer and the result is a wonderful new hat and yarn to share with our Halos

by Pamela
on 01/19/14 06:35 pm
You know them. Those odds and ends. Bits and pieces. An ounce or two. Torturing, because you just can't throw them away. Throw away yarn scraps? No self-respecting knitter or crocheter ever throws away yarn.

So what to do? Each year around this time, at Halos of Hope, we think it's a good idea to remind everyone about Stripe It Up January. Take those similarly weighted bits of yarn and go a little stripy-wild to make a

by Pamela
on 12/18/13 08:04 pm
I spend a fair amount of time on planes. Used to hold one of those elite Frequent Flyer statuses, but, thank goodness, no longer. That Road Warrior stuff is for younger folks than I. My dear husband (DH) chuckles if we're boarding together. What's in that carry on? he asks as we wait to board; him impatiently, me pulling out a project bag. Depending on the flight time, could be one project, or maybe two. Knit, perhaps crochet.

As

by halosofhope1
on 09/16/13 08:30 pm
I have been trying to pen, shall we say finish, this blog post for some time. It seems so many of us are being pulled this way. Then that. Long, crazy work hours. Stress, travel, family, illness, one thing after another. Gives me pause to ponder, where is home? Where is that place of refuge, where one can wrap the walls of sanctuary around us, and for moments in the day, we are in a comfortable, unencumbered state. Not just the physicality of home, but