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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Childrens Chemo Hats

How did I get started, I crocheted hats one Christmas & a lady I work with made the comment that her mom could have used the hat when she was going thru chemo treatment for breast cancer because it was airy and lighter than other hats. From there I took off with a Lion Brand pattern & yarn using fun yarn, baby yarn,etc. Since then, I have combined a couple of lion brand patterns to make some of the hats look like hair for Childrens Hospital in Omaha, NE. The lady who is in charge of the Life section, said the young girls & staff has had a lot of fun with the hats. I also had a request for some hats from California for the Relay for Life walk in the middle of April.
It is so wonderful to know that I can put smiles on a childs face!! or even an adult. It is difficult to find help with this project. People are either too busy with other things or do not know how to crochete, even if I offer to teach them how to crochete. Most people want to profit off the project. I do not take money when someone needs a hat. I keep them in the trunk of my car also, so that when someone comes to me & ask me if I have any hats, I can pull them out & let them choose for someone they know who is being treated for cancer.
Sorry I do not have pictures at this time :) Rhonda

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