Join the Beanie Machine

Join the Beanie MachineWe Need Your Knitting Skills

On July 23rd, 2010 Heart for Africa will host an event called Celebrate Litsemba at the National Stadium in Swaziland. Our guests will be 15,000 orphans and vulnerable children who have been left in the wake of the AIDS pandemic. The event is being held in their winter and it is very cold in Swaziland, so we want to provide each child with a hat made with love.

What Should They Look Like

That’s up to you! Please use your favorite knitting or crocheting pattern with your favorite wool in your favorite color. Each hat will be made with love and will be loved by the child the receives it. Each hat should be 7 1/2″ tall with a 8 1/2″ opening at the bottom.

Add a Personal Note

Please write a small note, prayer, scripture, or words of encouragement for the child and tuck it in the hat once it is completed. The children in Africa will value that as much as the hat itself.

Send Us a Photo

We would love to have a photo of you or your friends knitting these hats so that we can show the children in Africa who made them! Please email your photos to no later than March 30, 2010. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you.

Shipping Information

Please ship your completed beanies to between February 1-28, 2010 to the Heart for Africa – US office at the address below.
Heart for Africa
13680 Highway 9 North
Suite G-400
Alpharetta, GA 30004

How to Get Started

Complete the form below and we will contact you to get started. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Litsemba with the children of Swaziland.
Complete this form to join The Beanie Machine.

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6 Responses to “Join the Beanie Machine”

  1. Karen Wallace Says:
    September 24th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Info on beanies

  2. Pamm Thimlar Says:
    September 24th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    My sister will knit/crochet I will purchase yarn and ship. She would really like a pattern. Do you have one? Thanks

  3. Pamm Thimlar Says:
    September 24th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I wool acrylic blend o.k.?

  4. janinemaxwell Says:
    September 29th, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Hi all – just learned that I can reply to you. Sorry for the delay! Yes, wool acrylic blend is fine. Ask your sister to use her favorite pattern.

    For more information than is above you may email: and Virginia Guevera will answer any other questions. Thanks so much!

  5. Darla Says:
    October 6th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    For great FREE hat patterns–for both knit and crochet–go to Enjoy!

  6. Judith Yerkey Says:
    October 21st, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I did a mission trip to Swaziland and now am delighted that I can make some warm hats for those beautiful children.