Carla is one of our close contacts. She works with Rebecca and their workplace is involved in Guatemala through Children of the Americas. Last year Rebecca made hats for Carla to take with her. Instant sensation! (Rebecca makes seriously cute hats, just from her stash). She didn't have time to make many and everyone wanted one.
So we are putting out word that the Guatemalans really love color. Rebecca used a simple pattern of alternating sc, ch, for a thinner fabric and then sewed up the seam and gathered the one end. Your basic rectangle hat that even beginners can do. Apparently the adults wanted hats, too. So if you want more info to help us out: contact email@example.com for more directions on the hats and where to send them. We are planning to make hats for the next trip in 2010.
We are also collecting preemie hats for Knit One, Save One. That campaign comes up this fall.
Use the same contact for that info. Not everyone can manage to be in a knit or crochet group but we would love to have you as a long distance member of our group.