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HELPING our Armed Forces
If you would like
in helping our brave armed forces personel, please be sure to make hats
large enought to fit a man's head. The ground troops need darker, muted
colors, chamo, browns, blacks, grays, navy. Using a warm,
yarn like 100%
wool needs to be used so hats are warm and won't melt in heat (acrylic
in yarns melts and can give the troops nasty burns!). The hats can
a pocket, or will fit under a helmet. Slippers of ALL colors--
fun ones too, double yarn, are welcomed with open arms! Please do
NOT double yarn for warmth on hats! These are too bulky to be
worn under helmets. Doubled yarn on Slippers is good
VERY IMPORTANT: Bev's Country Cottage is NOT affiliated with any specific troop project, so please check with individual projects for more specific requirements.
single strands -CROCHETED hats-NO cuff please, so they will fit under
the troops helmets.
Liners - (K) Archived - scroll down page
"Dear Bev, I am the
founder of soldiersnightingales. We work with Ohio soldiers. I noticed
you have troop patterns. This one
is needed more than the cooling scarf. It is A Desert Scarf. Made of 100% cotton.
No mixed blends because they have
to breath through it. It must be khaki only- otherwise it will stick out like a sore
thumb. Plus the military has strict
guide lines on colors a soldier can wear with his uniform. The scarf measures
60 inches long by 14 inches wide.
You can surge or sew all edges. Its that simple. It protects them from the
blowing sand and keeps sand out of
their eyes,nose,ears, etc. also, the cooling scarves you have the patterns for, the
soldiers can only have khaki in that
also. No other colors or the soldiers cannot wear them. Even the dark chamo colors
would stick out like a sore thumb
in the desert. So it must be khaki. You have my permission to use this pattern on your
internet site. Thank You Cheryl Eaton---Soldiers Nightingales."
"Bev, my group here in Texas are making cool ties for several units we have in Kuwait and Iraq, afghanistan.
I have a texas soldier support group... and we need help with cool ties, as we need approx 150 ties for all the soldiers. its very hot there.
I don't know if you have a place to list the soldier support on your site, but if you can fit us in, that would be great.
but this is us... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/texassoldiersupport/
but it's the baby group that are doing the ties. Bluebonnet babies.
Patriotic Patterns to make for home and family
LET'S SHOW THEM WE CARE!
Ships Project - let them know we care
Give 2 the Troops - several collection projects going on--including clothes, toys for soldiers to give to kids
HUGS Project! - making cool ties for our troops in the Middle East
Knitting for the Troops
Operation Toasty Toes added Feb 2008
Knit Your Bit - (June 2013) Making scarves for US Veterans, can be knitted or crocheted with your own patterns, or the ones they list on their website. Please attach a note for the troop, stating who you are and such. Great project for church groups etc.
Marine Corps Kids - (July 2007) When babies are born to deployed troops, it's doubly hard for both mom and dad. This group sends care packages to the families of deployed troops when babies are born. The packages might include a hand-crafted baby afghan, cap or bonnet, booties or toy. With sufficient resources, we'll also be able to include a handmade toy for other kids in the family.
Show support for the troops on your website and in your homes with these graphics!
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