Craft Hope Update

It’s quite magical how helping someone else can make you feel better about yourself.  Making these hats has given me such purpose at the end of the day.  It’s a measurable task.  I can be a mom all day long and have nothing physical to show for all of my hard work.  But when I have a hat, it just makes me feel like I actually accomplished something.  It’s silly really because I cared for three lives all day long.  I do a lot all day.  Being a mom is really important.  I know that.  But there is something about a little hat with a cute felt monster on it that makes me feel a little more accomplished.

It also reminds me that I still have more to give.  My life isn’t that crazy that I can’t spend a little time each day helping someone else.  It was about an hour a day that I crocheted … a hat and sometimes more a day.  I crocheted while I watched tv or while Doug and I chatted about our days.  My fingers did all the work, it wasn’t something I had to think about to do.  I spent a little time while the babies napped and after I cleaned up lunch.  ok … sometimes I crocheted before I cleaned up because it became like daily therapy for me.

Each and every hat I made was unique.  59 different color patterns with different felt appliques on them.  All I kept thinking was that each of these little kids were different and unique – they all have their own story – and I wanted them to have something as special as they are.  I’m giving a little piece of Owen to each of these children to wear as a shield of their own.  I thought of Owen each stitch I made … I think of him with just about every breath I take.  I prayed that my little warrior would watch out for all these other warrior children out there.  I prayed for the parents who are fighting right along with their sick children.

I posted pictures of all the hats I made below.  I’m really excited to share this project with you all.

Love, Mel


  1. Wow what a wonderful job you’ve done. The hats look awesome. Many kids will be so happy to wear these hats, and Yes very much agreed with Ashley, Owen is so proud of his momma. God bless you all Mel!!!!!

  2. I’m so glad you took this project and put your signature on it. A little piece of your heart goes along with each and every hat to the one who receives. May you be blessed for all of your time and effort to send comfort to those in need. ~ Katherine

  3. Gorgeous Mel!! You could totally sell these (and if you feel weird doing it for money, sell them and use the money for Little Warriors!!!)! Love the dinos, the mom heart, the watermelon…who am I kidding, I couldn’t pick just one!!

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