[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This post is sponsored by Mormon.org’s #lighttheworld service campaign. The views and feelings expressed in this post however are my own. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. We check off lists. We plan. We celebrate. We give. We serve. While all of the planning is wonderful, I believe that serving is one of the greatest things we can do during the holiday season. Serving is an amazing thing – it can heal, uplift and bring joy to those who are helped and those who serve as well. Serving is truly a Christ like attribute that is at the heart of the Christmas season.
This season mormon.org is sharing service ideas you can do to truly celebrate the life of Jesus Christ. Beginning in December 1st they are sharing “25 Days 25 Ways” you can serve others this season. Doesn’t that sound like a fun challenge? Trying to do a little something everyday to remember Christ’s life and teachings.
One of the days of service is “Jesus Taught Us To Clothe the Naked and So Can You”. This day really resonates with me. It’s no secret that while I love to sew – I’m slow at it. There are some amazing sewists that can whip up amazing pieces in a blink of an eye. Sewing fast is not a strength of mine – but sharing a simple pattern and showing others how to do it is something I can do.
The generosity of sewists is something that never ceases to amaze me. I have received so many emails from charities and generous people who have taken time to use one of the free patterns on this site to provide comfort to those in their community. My grandmother has a phrase that I love “Many hands make light work”. While my two hands might not be able to do a lot – many hands together can.
As a thank you I have improved two of my patterns: The basic Fleece hat, and the fleece hat with ear flaps. These hats come in multiple sizes so you can have the perfect fit and you can make several sizes.
Over the years I’ve gotten suggestions from readers about what improvements they would like to see in the hat pattern. So I’ve made the sizing better. The fleece hat with ear flaps is double lined for extra warmth and covers the ears and sits low on the neck.
These patterns are easy to follow and to make. Since each of these patterns needs under a yard of fleece you can easily find remnants in the discount bin. Just making a few hats can give comfort to those in need this cold time of year.
It’s my hope that you will join me in taking time out during this busy holiday season to remember Christ, and to serve our neighbors in need. You can get more service ideas starting December 1st at Mormon.org .