This is one of the hats I made for a project of the South Coast Weavers & Spinners guild I belong to. The striped fabric is handwoven using 8/2 cotton warp and space dyed cotton chenille weft; the brim and lining are polar fleece.
Members of the guild have been weaving, knitting, and crocheting hats for several months for the Orange County Rescue Mission. Yesterday we gathered them all together and tagged them for giving.
Following the meeting, a small group of us delivered 173 hats! We were warmly received at the Mission and treated to a tour of the facility which is aptly named "Village of Hope." What an inspiring place! For information, visit: http://www.rescuemission.org/