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More crochet hats than you can shake a stick at.

Awkward title, I was aiming for clever. I don’t have Steve Cotton’s talent for headlines, maybe he subcontracts? Back to the subject at hand, I crochet hats. Seems odd since I live in the land of heat and humidity. It’s the IWC’s fault. Several years ago, a couple of the ladies started visiting the kids in the Children’s Cancer Unit at the O’Haran hospital. We used to get a lot of English speaking kids from Belize receiving treatment and one of the Doctors asked his mom if any of her English speaking friends wanted to visit.  From this simple request the Cancer Kids project grew. There are fewer Belizan children but that is due to politics not to any decrease in the incidence of childhood cancer.  However, this post is about the hats, and also a reminder that there are still raffle tickets available for the Hugs and Kisses Afghan.

In between my own projects, I crochet hats for the kids. Luckily, I am not the only person who makes hats, because while I am good about making them, I seem to stockpile quite a bit before I drop them off. Today, I gathered up 32 hats and popped them into the washing machine to prepare to send them off.

I think I’ve made around 200 hats since I started doing this, it’s amazing what you can do, just a little bit at a time.  Here’s the latest batch.


About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. hi theresa,

    when i read this title out of the corner of my eye, i thought it said, “more chocolate than you can shake a stick at”. guess you know where my heads at.

    i then read your most previous post and saw you mention this one. definitely cute hats. don’t w orry about what people will think, hat, wig, bare head-you will still look beautiful!

    i was very sorry to hear about your new diagnosis. hang in there. you are a go getter and you will get better!!! good to look at the positive side, like the fact that your doctor tested for this. can’t blame you for feeling crummy-it’s only natural. but as you said, you have family, friends, your husband, and cyber friends as well.

    teresa in nagoya

    • LOL, I have a little dyslexia so I often read titles in much more amusing ways than intended.

      No, good chocolate is available here, just not cheap.

      Well, I am moving along, and probably get to keep my mop of hair. One less thing to deal with.


      • our hair was (is) very similar. we now have the same cut only i’ve lost a lot of mine. people look at pictures from when i was young and they can’t believe that was me. today i had my preschool english students make wreath frames and i used a pic of me that was taken about 10 years ago. about halfway through, one of the moms said she’d just realized it was my hair-she thought it was some type of fur cap-talk about a mop of hair. but whether you keep it or lose it, it’s your health that counts. i had mine shaven off when my best friend lost hers to chemo. it eventually grew back only hers was a little slower. it sounds like yo u’re doing better-it’s that positive attitude of yours although i know at times it’s hard to keep it up. take care theresa.

  2. Those are some nice-looking hats. Reminds me of my mother, who big into crocheting, knitting, sewing, and other creative things.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where our own DIY impulses tend more toward home improvement, mechanical stuff, etc. But we do know how to sew.

  3. Cute, totally cute. I had to laugh at your post today because I almost bought a mangle back when I was doing a lot of my laundry by hand. I decided to start hauling all my laundry to town every two weeks instead, but the mangle idea was super tempting. That was another lifetime ago when I lived in a cabin in the woods.


  4. No one could get by with calling you crochety!

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