Hatliners Blog

Category: Designer

by Pamela
on 02/21/16 07:39 pm
One thing I appreciate about the Stitches Expos is that, occasionally, I can get coverage for the Halos of Hope booth, so that I can take classes. Last year, at Stitches Midwest 2015, we opted not to have a booth for reasons that we'll announce shortly. But I was in town, and was able to take a few classes during the Midwest weekend.

Whenever I can take classes, I try to stick to a 'thematic plan.' Last year, my chosen classes focused on

by halosofhope1
on 03/02/15 11:29 am
We have returned from our annual trek to Northern California, participating in the Stitches West show. 2015 marks our 6th year of another successful show, collecting 550 donated hats, shipped from the show floor directly to benefit cancer centers and hospitals in the West Coast region.

We also raised close to $1500 in donations. 100% of donated dollars are used to fund our shipping &

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 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.


by Benjamin Levisay
on 12/06/13 06:31 pm
Hello Friends! Our founder and president (and my dear friend), Pamela Haschke, asked me to contribute to the HatLiners Blog every once in a while. This new site has been up for a little while now... and I just haven't been able to find the time. Today I am making the time to tell all of you a great story.

Since I joined