This post has been updated on February 4–more hats found their ways to Kathie’s office! And how is this for serendipity…..Kathie was describing her favourite hat to me…”it’s pink and has these black eyelashy bits…” Well, that was one of the 8 hats that I knit! And there it is below, in Kathie’s photo.

And speaking of more brilliance….Malaspina Peninsula knitters and crocheters can all give themselves a hug and a pat on the back….we are awesome! 1027 1181 hats…yes! 1027 1181 hats were made for Syrian refugee kids by us. Kathie Mack told me she had high hopes that 200 hats would be made and donated…! And she has some wonderful stories about the hats and their makers. Powell River Living  will have a feature in the next issue on Kathie and the project, so I hope some of the stories make it into the magazine. There will be photos and stories coming from the UN as the hats are distributed, and I will either post here, or point you to those.
I think the thing that impresses me the most about the generosity of effort shown is that no one did it for personal attention or gain. All the hats have been donated just about anonymously–even being left in Kathie’s mailbox where she would find them coming home from work. 
Just a reminder that funds are still being gratefully accepted for the shipping of the hats….it is expensive to send them. One small box costs over $100. You—or your slightly guilty feeling non-knitting friend or partner–can drop off any amount at Coast Realty.