Monday, May 19, 2014

Hats and Scarves for Pine RIdge

In March I started on a long standing goal to use up existing fabric, fabric scraps and yarn.

A bit of fleece was leftover from clothes I had made Canaan and Evie, my grandchildren in England.  So I started using it to make  hats and scarves to donate to a organization that ministers to childre.

Sew for Kids is the blog I found that organizes the needs for the Lakota children on the reservation.

It was a wonderful pleasure piecing together the hats and scarves.....I will continue to sew for this organization.  They are greatly supported by groups and accept sewn items, yarn items, etc.  There is a monthly project tab on their blog.

I used a great pattern for most of the hats (Simplicity 5317),  and another pattern (McCall's pattern M5772  for the Chili Pepper Hat, and the scarves.  I did double up the fleece for the hats as it is extremely cold on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  I also lined the pink scarf with a piece of flannel leftover from a nightgown for Evie.

 Pink Fleece Hat with Fleece Flower on hat is made from fleece leftover from hat and scarf I had sewed for Evie.  Pink Fleece Scarf is lined with flannel from a nightgown I sewed for Evie.

Brown Hats are, of course for the boys.  The blue one is for a girl...color or it is really a periwinkle blue so embroidered flower on it.  The brown fleece is leftover from a hat and scarf for Canaan.
Fleece Chili Pepper hat for older child.  The Chili Pepper fleece is leftover from a baby blanket made for my friend Liz to give to her granddaughter.  Liz picks out great fabric!  Fleece scarf is lined with leftover red flannel (see below)

 I completely forgot I made this darling jacket out of leftover fleece from a really cute jacket I made for Evie.  This jacket is really pieces together, but came out so cute and cheerful.

It has been lovely sharing these fleece items with you.....

Using up fabric is actually very creative,  relaxing and rewarding....


  1. Meeting the goal of existing fabric and sewing for a great are fantastic!! They all look warm and comfy!

    1. Annie,
      Thank you for your kind comment and for viewing the post.

  2. My favorite is the Chili Pepper hat and scarf -- though the blue with the hearts is a close second! I'm so glad to know about the Sew for Kids website, too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Such a worthwhile cause, Kay. The kids will love the hats and scarves. Great job using fabric from your stash. Last year I made pencil cases for Pine Ridge.


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