This month I had the opportunity to do something really fun…I designed a beanie for a fundraiser! Ever since I started crocheting, I have looked for opportunities to donate my time or effort for a good cause. When I saw the Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign spearheaded by Haseeta and Morine, I was so excited to join in. So today I’m sharing a brand new beanie pattern just for the Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign…the Imani Beanie!
About the Campaign
The Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign was started by Haseeta of the Amazing Knitting & Crochet Group, Nairobi. Her goal was to raise awareness of the unhygienic circumstances that most school girls in Kenya deal with. Many girls do not have access to menstrual hygeine products and therefore end up missing school during their period. Morine of Morinesshop teamed up with Haseeta to help spread the word and contribute to the campaign. If you’d like to read more about it and find out ways you can participate, check out Morine’s blog post here!
Haseeta and Morine have made it their goal to raise funds for 1000 sanitary kits through the African Girl Foundation, which include 4 reusable pads and washing soap to last a year! They also have made 1000 red or maroon hats to distribute with these kits in Kenya. This campaign has been going since October of last year and will conclude on Menstrual Health Day on May 28, 2021. It’s not too late to join in!
If you would like to contribute directly to the African Girl Foundation, head to their website!
About the Imani Beanie
The Imani Beanie is a crochet slouchy-style hat. This beanie uses basic stitches is an openwork style to give a lightly, airy hat. It’s perfect for transitioning from Summer to Fall and Winter to Spring. This pattern is available in five sizes: Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen and Adult.
The Imani Beanie is my contribution towards the campaign! All pattern sale profits from now until the end of the Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign on May 28, 2021 will go to the African Girl Foundation. At the end of the campaign, I will release this pattern for free on my blog. Whether you choose to purchase the pattern during the campaign or end up making it from the free pattern later, I hope you will continue to spread awareness about “period poverty”.
You can shop the pattern in my Etsy or Ravelry shops. Click the button below to head there now!
Free Pattern coming June 2021!
If you can’t afford to purchase this pattern at this time, don’t worry! The free pattern will be available after the Yarn for Menstrual Health campaign is finished. Bookmark this page and check back in June. You can also follow me on Instagram or sign up for my newsletter for updates.