Passing the Hat is a newer non profit. We knit hats for cancer patients. The we are cancer patients, survivors and supporters. Most of us knit using a loom. Some cancer patients on chemotherapy tend to loose dexterity and memory while on the drugs. We have found the loom the easiest to use.
We do have survivors and supporters using knitting needles and crochet hooks along with knitting machines. I’m excited to say that in 2014 we are averaging 150 hats being made per week.
We currently have 10 knitting groups and a number of individuals making up these numbers. Yes we are looking to grow. We need more knitters and are always on the lookout for yarn. (not wool)
On the website www.passingthehat.net we have more information and photos are coming. Let me know if you would like to join us. I can be reached at: Ellenpassingthehat@gmail.com