Local Yarn Shops’ National Helmet Liner Day

Join with knitters and crocheters all over the United States on Tuesday, December 29 as we knit helmet liners for our military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. A free pattern is available at Yarn Basket or you may find one here. You may join me in knitting helmet liners at the shop Tuesday between 10:30 and 5:00 or may stop by for a copy of the pattern and supplies. There has been an issue with the fit of crocheted liners so Citizen SAM is now suggesting that crocheters who wish to contribute to keeping our military members warm crochet a wool scarf. These liners and scarves must be made from 100% wool in specified colors. Appropriate wool yarns to be used for this project are being offered at a discount from December 28-31.

I’m still hoping to identify the appropriate contact to be able to send our helmet liners to troops from our area. If there is sufficient interest in this project, it will become an ongoing effort so if your schedule doesn’t allow you to join us for this event, please contact me to let me know of your interest and to help select the next helmet liner workshop date.


3 Responses to “Local Yarn Shops’ National Helmet Liner Day”

  1. 1 joan December 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I know you stated that you were looking for a contact to send your helmet liners to soldiers from your area. I am a volunteer with the American Red Cross and I volunteer at Fort Dix, NJ. We canteen for the troops preparing to deploy (to Irag and Afghanistan). I have recently started an “Operation Helmet Liner” and have received close to 300 knit helmet liners. We have soldiers from all over the country at Fort Dix that are getting ready to deploy. We put out helmet liners and they quickly disappear. Our need exceeds our supply. We would gladly accept any liners you have to offer and hand them to the soldiers.

    Thank you for supporting our troops.

    Joan Brown
    Volunteer Coordinator
    American Red Cross at Fort Dix NJ

  2. 2 yarnbasket December 30, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Thank you, Joan. I just may send some to you. I’m also sending you an email.

  3. 3 Deborah January 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Count me in!

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