Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Our special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them.
Hats for Cancer patients
Our mission at Knots of Love is to warm the hearts and heads of those experiencing traumatic hair loss. Our volunteers lovingly hand-knit and crochet caps for those struggling with treatment-induced hair loss and tiny Neonatal blankets for fragile new lives in incubators. Knots of Love caps and blankets serve as a constant reminder to the patient and their loved ones that they are not alone. All Knots of Love handmade creations are distributed free of charge to hospitals and treatment centers throughout the country -- and most importantly at no cost to the patient receiving the caps.
Hats 4 the
Hats for Homeless/marginally housed
Winter is very hard on the homeless that roam the streets by day and desperately try to keep warm by night. Their plight is especially tough during the Holiday season when they are so alone with no family, no Thanksgiving feast, no warm Holiday cheer from friends, no gifts. Many only have faint childhood memories to fill their souls.
Hats for the Homeless grew out of the heart of one young man who cared about those less fortunate. He died suddenly in 1998. Hats for the Homeless was created in his memory to continue the tradition he started.
Mother Bear Project
The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bears.
Purchase the pattern HERE
Twiddle Muffs are wonderful tools for those facing Dementia or Alzheimers. Full of buttons, bells, and texture, they offer therapeudic sensory stimulation.
Free knit pattern HERE
Free crochet pattern HERE
The Snuggles Project is well-known as a multi-beneficial project. The first, and most important, benefit is to the animals. After being given a Snuggle, a frightened and/or difficult to handle animal is able to become calm. This calming effect gives the animal and the caregiver time to learn how to handle the situation. We believe that this calming effect has saved the lives of many newly-sheltered animals.
Monster Drop Project
Made to be given away! Join the fun by making a monster, then leaving it somewhere for a stranger to discover. Random acts of kindness bring smiles to those around us, even if we aren't there to witness them.
Get the free knit and crochet patterns HERE
Warm Up America
Evie Rosen of Wisconsin had been knitting handmade afghans for homeless shelters when she came upon an idea that would help others get involved. Rather than asking yarn crafters to knit an entire blanket, she could ask them to knit a square that could be pieced together with others to make a final, finished blanket. In 1991, she founded Warm Up America, a nonprofit that collects hand knitted or crocheted squares measuring 7 inches by 9 inches, and then pieces them together to make warm, handmade blankets for those in homeless shelters and hospital nurseries. It's perfect for knitters and crocheters that want to help but may not have the time to make a complete blanket.