Make Knit Chemo Caps for Cancer Patients.
So cancer sucks. Pretty sure we can all get behind that. Roughly 14 MILLION (holy bacon, didn’t know that) cancer survivors live in the United States. You know what can make it worse? Feeling alone and scared. Enter you, oh Aina Giver. These chemo caps send a message of hope, community, and love. Not only that, but they’re fab and stylish, too, which just makes life better for everyone. How can you do this? We’ve got all of the deets below…
Organization: Knots of Love
The mission of Knots of Love is to warm the hearts and heads of those experiencing traumatic hair loss. Traveling to hospitals throughout the United States, they give out hand-knit and crochet caps for those struggling with treatment-induced hair loss and tiny Neonatal blankets for fragile new lives in incubators. The main goal? Make these caps and blankets into a constant reminder to the patient and their loved ones that they are not alone. These creations are distributed free of charge to hospitals and treatment centers throughout the United States.
- Two options: Either knit a cap for chemo patients, or donate some yarn and they’ll find volunteers to do it for you.
- Option 1: They have FANTASTIC patterns that you can check out here (scroll past the crochet patterns to get to the knit ones). There are a ton of them to choose from, they’re super cute and easy, and you can even make one for yourself, too. They have some guidelines on the type of yarn, check that out here.
- Option 2: Grab some cute yarn, throw it in a box, and mail it off to these ladies and they’ll do the knitting. Get the approved yarn list here.
- Fill out a Knots of Love Submission Form and mail them all off to:
Knots of Love
2973 Harbor Blvd. #822
Costa Mesa, CA 92626