Friday, November 13, 2009

The Power of One Hats Off "Giveaway"

Here is a photo of my perfectly good, but slightly large, Andre the Giant Fair Isle Hat being blocked. If you want it, you can have it, but it's going to cost you--how much, I'll leave up to you. If you win it, dig deep because the cause is a good one. To consider a starting point, it has about $30 in materials with no mention of time or angst.

In a pay it forward way, this hat can be yours for a donation to Cups of Kindness, which raises money for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Every dollar donated provides 7 meals for people in need and Lord knows, there's a lot of those these days.

I'd promised Debra at From Skilled Hands that I'd donate something this year and promptly forgot. With her blessing and my mistake, I'm going to make that up to her. So, if you want the hat, leave a comment here. On Monday, I'll number your comments from first to last and put it in a random number generator and draw the winning number. If it goes well, maybe I'll do another one.

The photo above is the hat drying after a good soak. The only things missing are the braided ties which I'll add once it's dry. I'll admit, I washed it (but not felted), spun it in the washing machine and dried it on medium in the drier. It shrunk a smidge but should fit a head size of 22 inches--or 21 inches with big hair. It won't stretch bigger because fair isle doesn't have a lot of give. The colors are brown, yellow, cranberry and a hint of purple. The fiber is Blue Sky Alpaca and it's softer than a babe's behind. If you live in a cold climate, I can give you a money back guarantee that your ears and head will not be cold this winter.

So are you still interested in helping me be a do-gooder? Just think...with your donation, you'll be one, too.


Anonymous said...

I think it is a great idea, you can put my name down.

debra said...

It's wonderful, rudee. Thank you for raising your cup!

laurie said...

i'm in.

Rositta said...

I'm in too even though the hat is too small for my honey. I might find someone else to give it to though...ciao

Miss T said...

Beautiful work!!