Chilliwack Common Threads knitting group is inviting people to donate handmade toques that will be given away to each guest at the Salvation Army's annual Christmas dinner for those less forunate.

Make a hat and make a difference

Chilliwack Common Threads knitting group needs the community's help in making 120 handmade toques for those in need at Christmas.

This year the Chilliwack Salvation Army will feed approximately 120 people in need during its annual Christmas dinner.

And Chilliwack Common Threads knitting group wants each person to walk away from that festive feast with a handmade toque.

“Those people in our community who are struggling, they will not feel forgotten. A hat can save a life,” says Angie McDermid, a member with Chilliwack Common Threads.

It doesn’t matter if the toques are knit, crocheted, or woven, as long as they’re handmade, she adds.

Last year, the group’s goal was to donate 120 scarves to the annual Christmas dinner. Chilliwack responded and more than 300 handmade scarves were donated.

Those interested in making a hat can either do so at home, or join the group and knit with others on Tuesday evenings. They meet from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at Carman United Church, upstairs in the Heritage Room.

It is ideal that the toques be made with easy-care yarn, so that they don’t shrink in the wash, adds McDermid.

Handmade toques can be dropped off now until the first week of December at The Play Room Toy Shop (6-45802 Luckakuck Way) or at Chilliwack Wool and Craft Store (45717 Ontario Ave.).

If you’d like to learn how to knit or crochet a toque, Chilliwack Common Threads can teach you during their regular Tuesday night gatherings. Knitters and crocheters of all abilities are always welcome to join at any time. There is no membership fee.

The group also accepts donations of yarn and knitting needles.

For more info on the toques for charity project, or if you have some knitting supplies to donate, email loriangela@telus.net.

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