The Delaware Head Huggers is a group from Delaware that is dedicated to creating hats for cancer patients. Due to chemotherapy treatments, many cancer patients lose their hair. Knitting and crocheting hats is one of the many ways to provide some comfort to these patients.
The group’s current project is to collect hats for Kidshealth.org (a branch of the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware). The thing that makes this project even more special is that they are requesting hats that match that of a friendly puppet in a new video entitled A Boy Named Finn. The video was produced by Kidshealth.org to help kids with cancer understand their treatment. Finn is a cheerful little boy puppet who shares the experiences he had at the hospital when he was a patient. At one point, he recounts how he received his favorite hat–a knitted gift from his grandmother which she gave him when he lost his hair.
Here’s an excerpt from the video:
In an effort to help children connect with Finn and feel comforted, the Delaware Head Huggers are providing free patterns for knitting, crochet, and loom knitting. Hats will go to small children patients, as well as to their family and friends who are interested in showing their support.