Monday, July 2, 2012

Hats for charity, 2012

For a week every June, Googlers are encouraged to spend a day helping a charity. Like last year, knitters and crocheters in Seattle, Kirkland, Mountain View, San Bruno, and San Francisco made chemo caps—soft caps to be given to cancer patients who've lost hair due to chemotherapy.

We set a west coast goal of 75 hats, and Mountain View alone passed that goal! (Many of us spent a lot of non-work hours on these hats.)

Mountain View's hats

Not that we're keeping track by site, but... Next year the Mountain View knitters are considering challenging the ROW (rest of world) to beat Mountain View's total.


  1. Congrats on your worthy cause! My good friend Renee will be going through chemo soon.

  2. I'm sorry to hear that. Is this your friend who taught me how to knit? If so, she's well armed to make her own hats... but I'd be happy to knit a custom hat for her. There's a hat-scarf combo that worked really well for a coworker of mine who had chemo (and who's doing great now, btw).

    1. To be precise, it's a hooded scarf, not a hat and a scarf...