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Hats for Manna on Main Street

Last year I crocheted funny colorful hats for some of my son's friends (all mid to late 20's) and they really enjoy them. Whenever I have leftover yarns from a project, I have continued to make hats, just for fun.

At work we donate food to Manna on Main Street in Lansdale, PA - a local "soup kitchen" that also allows people to "shop" in their pantry area. We also take part in the annual Angel Tree to make sure their children have gifts from Santa.

I contacted Manna to see if they would like some warm hats to give out at Christmas. They are expecting about 100 people at their meals on Christmas Eve Day (closed on the 25th) so I'm happily hooking away to make sure there will be at least 100 hats. It really saddens me to think there are so many people in my small local area (suburbs of Philadelphia, PA) that either don't have family/friends to celebrate the holiday with or who choose not to join family/friends. Whatever their reason, I'm hoping my hats might bring a bright spot into their holiday. It's fun, I've developed 3 of my own patterns for the hats and I'm using up my yarn stash!

I am enjoying this personal project so much that I'm already planning to continue making hats next year, both for Manna as well as military personnel away from home.


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