Hatliners Blog

Category: Campaigns


by Pamela
on 01/13/16 12:09 pm
I have a confession to make. I don't swatch hats. I already hear the collective gasp from friends of mine who are teachers and designers. You&must&always&swatch.

I make so many hats each year that I can usually tell fairly quickly if the hat is going to be too small or too large for Halos of Hope use (we encourage 15-22" in circumference). I can also tell quickly if the yarn isn't going to be chemo cap

by Pamela
on 07/01/14 09:18 pm
From the Purlescence Yarns Newsletter:
"Our family room is always open....
...whenever the shop is. Drop in for a cup of tea and a bit of knitting or crochet. Bring your wheel or drop spindle and spin for a while. You can even bring in your loom. There's nothing better than crafting with community. Folks in the family room are always inspiring (and enabling) each other."

For a

by halosofhope1
on 05/20/14 08:49 pm
Many of you may remember our dear friends, Mark & Susan Moraca, owners of Kollage Yarns. Mark is one of the three admirable men who put his locks on the line for our BuZZ campaign in 2012. Halos of Hope is honored to have Mark, Susie and Kollage Yarns as one of our perpetual Hope Sponsors.



Recently,

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 halosofhope1
on 01/04/14 02:04 pm
Welcome to our Guest Blogger - Pat Salvatini!

Hello Halos of Hope friends, I've been asked to be a guest contributor for Stripe it Up January.

I'm so giddy I'm uncertain where to start. Do I tell you the story of how I met Pamela Haschke and became so moved I began knitting hats for her organization? Do I explain that her spirit is so infectious that just making hats wasn't enough I felt needed to share with the joy with others so I

by halosofhope1
on 12/10/13 10:39 pm
Some folks follow a football team. Some, a baseball team. Maybe hockey, soccer, or an Olympic sport.

But did you know that Halos of Hope has SIX teams?



Six fiber frenzy teams are vying to be The Podcaster With Bragging Rights by turning in the most hats at Stitches

by Pamela
on 11/25/13 07:34 pm
Honestly, I knew this day would come. The day we would announce that an event other than our home show, Stitches Midwest, would have the most hats donated to Halos of Hope. But when the Midwest volunteers brought in 1,037 hats, nearly tripling their 2012 donated amount&I didn't think it would be this year.

Then, Drew Emborsky, aka The