Knitfest initiated HATS FOR HEROES (Aust) this year. We’ll be knitting or crocheting beanies and scarves for the SES and Rural Fire Brigades as well as Disaster Relief Victims. We’re starting with our home grown crews from Maleny, then we hope to go further afield around S.E.Qld, then where needed in other states.
Scarves must be black yarn and 1.5m long. Keep the pattern simple please.
SES – Need 15. Flouro or pumpkin orange or add a black stripe if you’d like to jazz it up.
Maleny Rural Fire Brigade – Need 35. Buttercup yellow or add some black. The fire brigade need 100% wool as acrylic can melt in extreme heat.
Disaster Relief Victims will be an ongoing charity. Can be any colour yarns. Australia certainly has it’s share of floods and fires.
We will be accepting donations of yarns in these colours. Beanies and Yarns can be left with the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre or contact us to deliver to our office. The Knitfest website has a couple of beanies in the pattern section under Get Involved if you need something to get you started.
If any SES or Rural Fire Brigades want to register, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your branch numbers.
Items must be new and handmade. they can be posted to our office or left at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre in Bicentenary Lane, Maleny