Charity Crochet: Baby Hats

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

If you’ve ever taken a small child to yoga, you’ve probably heard the sing-a-long mantra song “I am Happy.” The Babes, who has the lyrical talent of a young Weird Al Yankovic, has changed the lyrics from “I am happy / I am good” to “I am sweaty / I am good.” It really fits this time of year – even munching some kettle corn at the farmer’s market has the boy perspiring.

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

But sweaty or not, Erin was on a mission to find some models for my newest charity crochet donations.  Luckily we found a few who were the perfect size for these teeny hats (and later became a pretty tasty burrito). Thanks for the great photos, Erin!

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

And yes, fueled by the power of kettle corn, sweaty Babes did some modeling, too.

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

The knitted hats were sent to the maternity wing where the twins were born.  They were both given handmade hats when they were born because they were preemies, and I was so touched by the gesture.  Thank you, stranger, who made that day a little sweeter.

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

The crochet hats went to Sydney of @crochet4nicu13 and @lidsforkidsgold.

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

Sydney, who is 16, is collecting hats for kids who are hospitalized as part of earning her Girl Scout Gold Award.  She also donates 5 hats for every item sold in her Etsy shop.

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

I used a couple different patterns for these 10 hats, but you can get all the details to make your own in my Ravelry profile.  I recommend them all – they were really easy to follow and made such pretty hats!

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

For more information on items I’ve donated and ideas for projects you can try, check out the new Charity Crochet page.

Crochet Charity Hats - Hi, Jenny Brown

Bye,
Jenny Brown

PS – Before you ask, I double washed all the hats after we took them off these dirty, dirty vegetables.  We also washed the vegetables and ate them.

PPS – Yes, I know a post including yoga and the farmers’ market is very pretentious.  What did you expect for a tiny commune?