Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hats for Haiti

For the last two months I have been furiously knitting one cotton hat after another. My oldest daughter and I are going on a missions trip to Haiti this July, and tomorrow is a craft fundraiser at church. We are going to help at an orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti. I'm really excited to be going on this trip. It's been a long time since I've done a missions trip, since college, in fact. Centuries ago! Going with my daughter is special. As a mom, I want my girls to grow up learning to serve others, to think of others above self and to follow the path God has set for them. So I'm excited to see how God uses and changes us. And I'm glad we get to experience this together. (Now if God would just change Haiti's July climate and cool it to about 70F, that would make it all perfect.)
 So, the hats...I love to knit hats. The striped blue, green and white is my favorite. But the cherry one is super cute too. It's from Susan Anderson's book, Itty Bitty Hats. I think the pink one with the ribbon is the best constructed. The white one is delicate and would look so cute on a little baby girl. I just had to include a picture of it.
 In the past two months I have knit 16 hats and 5 bags, putting all other projects on hold. I can knit a hat in two nights, so they are done pretty fast. I even knit nearly an entire hat at the movie theatre a couple weeks ago. But tonight I'm ready to move on to something else. I'm excited to see how much money we raise tomorrow....and to get back to my Everyway Shawl.


  1. Wow, Beth. You have another amazing talent besides writing! I love the hats, and am so happy for you that you and your daughter have the opportunity to go to Haiti. Wish I could sneak into your carry-on and go with you! Please take lots of photos to post, so we can share in the joy of ministry.


    P.S. I was delighted to see you yesterday! I'll be posting soon about the Ladies' Day, and giving away some of Michelle Medlock Adams' books and a cd.

  2. I absolutely love those! What a great project.