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2022 Keep Maine Warm Campaign

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To Anyone That Knits or Crochets Hats. Either Hand Knitting or Machine knitting. Join our fun Contest and win prizes.

Let's "Keep Maine Warm".

Our Hat Contest is continuing for 2022. Enter your hats to win some wonderful prizes. The hats are then donated to the needy in my area to help "Keep Maine Warm".

All sizes and colors can be sent. They will be greatly appreciated.

This contests judging will be in late November, 2022 so your hats need to be received by me on or before November 15, 2022.

This is what I would like to do. They don't have to be your own original pattern. Make them colorful, make them plain, make them however you desire. Any style, shape or color. I do ask that they be made from acrylic yarn or a yarn that is machine washable and dryable Enter as many hats as you would like. They can be hand knit, machine knit, crocheted, whatever method you like. Let's make as many children and needy adults as warm as possible next winter. Last year's hats went to some elementary schools, senior citizens, homeless shelters, food kitchens, local town office for Christmas Baskets and other needy citizens. You should have seen the happy faces on the children, especially when they found out they could keep them. They were worn with pride. You can send as many as you would like. I have some people sending in mittens and hats made from fleece which is very acceptable and appreciated. Anything to keep these citizens warm.

Send them to:

Country Knitting OF Maine
351 White Schoolhouse Rd
Madison, ME 04950-3202
Make sure that you attach a piece of paper to your hat with your name, address, phone number and email address if you have one. Hats need to be received here no later then November 15, 2022. It really makes it difficult for the judges if you don't label them and I don't have time to do it for you.
Categories for 2020

A. Over all Judges Favorite
B. Most Unique Hat
C. Most Creative Use of Colors
D. Favorite Men’s Hat
E. Favorite Ladies Hat
F. Favorite Toddler Hat
G. Favorite Style
H. The Most Colors in One Hat
I. Favorite Infant Hat

List of Prizes For Above Winners (possible more to be added at a later date. I'm still checking with businesses.)

A. 6 months subscription to Knit It Now from Sue Jalowiec of

B. Yarn Winder from Country Knitting of Maine

C. A pattern book by Charlene Shaffer. (

D. Distinctive Knits Publication, a pattern book of your choice from Mike Becker at

E. 10 Pounds of yarn from Peter Patchis of

F. 1 year subscription to Country Knitting of Maine News & Views from

G. 5 single PDF patterns from Country Knitting of Maine's website ($5.00 value each). Your choice of pattern

H. Pattern book from Eileen Montgomery at

I. Pack of 10 blank punch cards from Country Knitting of Maine

Random drawing prizes:

Pattern book from Country Knitting of Maine (understanding your ribber, pdf download)

Pattern book Afghans & Baby Blankets from Country Knitting of Maine pdf download

Magazine subscription from Country Knitting of Maine (1 year)

From Kathryn Doubrley:
#1 My 2022 challenge to knitters is to knit 100 hats along with me to contribute to the “Keep Maine Warm” campaign. As my Grandma use to say, “good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise,” I will be knitting and sending 100, also. So if you get bored, aggravated and lonely while you work, remember you aren’t really alone. Several of us around the world are knitting maniacally too. Those who do send 100 hats will receive a $20 coupon code to use in my Ravelry store plus gratitude and respect from many sources. Please include your email address so I know where to send it.

#2 For Hand Loomers - The person who enters the hat selected by the judges as the best loom knitted entry will receive a $20 coupon code for use in The Answer Lady's Ravelry store. Remember to identify your hat (s) as loom knitted to qualify and include your email address so you can receive your code.

#3 for all participants: a $5 coupon code to use in my Ravelry store if you include your email address with your entry so I know where to send your coupon code.