Are you a crocheter or knitter?
Do you love a good challenge?
Do you like giving something back?
Do you want an excuse to buy more stash or use up what you have?
Then pop over to Ben's Beanies on Facebook right now and sign up to get involved in the Ben's Beanie 100 Beanie Challenge.
Ben was my nephew who died in December 2017 from undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. He was just 18 years and exactly 3 months old. Ben was born on Sept 8th and died on December 8th. So in memory of him and his kind giving heart and following his ethos of by doing a small thing and encouraging others to do a small thing a big change happens we are launching Ben's Beanie challenge.
Between Sept 8th and December 8th we're going to try to rally the crafting community across the world into making 100 beanies for Ben and when they have me one or two or a dozen or twenty they take them or send them on December 8th to a good cause near them. We're recommending homeless shelters and women's refuge centres for kids hats.
You can start early if you wish to, the page is up and running. There is a simple crochet pattern on there and a video tutorial by myself to follow but you can share your own patterns and tutorials if you wish.
There is no restriction on sharing anything relevant so plug your business, plug your yarn haul, your supplier, seek out freebie yarn donations and tell us about them, take photos of your works in progress, share patterns and videos... there are very few rules. The only thing we ask is you make hats only and that they are given to a good cause, that no profit is made from the challenge, that you share it with others in your crafty communities and that you share your total and a photo of your make/s on 8th December so we can do a global tally of how many heads will be warmer as a result of Ben's Beanies.
Thank you so much. Helping the homeless to feel a little warmer, to have a clean hat, restore some dignity and know that someone cared enough to do their little bit was Ben's last project before he died last year. Be more Ben, the world needs more people like him.