So, I am sure many of you have been dying to know the final outcome of the Team USA Hat drive! We received our last few hats shortly after the new year and set about to sorting and counting them. All in all we received about 285 hats from generous knitter's across the country.
As we received hats, we posted photos throughout the process on Facebook. In case you missed some of those, check out the album we created there. It shows of many of the beautiful hats we received!
Here are some of those awesome hats, up close! We received so many, we began collecting them in large boxes until we could sort them all and prepare them for shipping. So many extremely creative hats were sent! We loved seen them all!
Some of them arrived with cute tags attached and special messages to the athletes! We loved reading each of these as they arrived!
Some of us couldn't resist trying on some of the hats...you know, just so we knew they would fit. :)
Some hats were knit and crocheted by our local retail customers and were hand delivered. When we could, we asked them to proudly pose with their hats. :)
Erika, who handles all of our returns as well as opens the mail each day, often was the first to see the hats as they came in. She loved getting to be the first one to see and feel them!
Once we had received all of the hats and tallied them up, we decided to take a few group photos in the yarn hot tub just before we shipped them off to the USSA! We all had a great time posing with the fantastic hats you all made!
Once we receive some photos back from the USSA of all of these lovely hats on some athletes, we'll be sure to post more photos. In the meantime, thank you so much for all of your hard work. We know the athletes are going to love receiving the hats you made. We also hope you've enjoyed seeing your hats on the blog!
Happy knitting and crocheting!