Veterans Day, which is held every year on November 11th, is a day to honor all those that have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. One way that knitters can show their appreciation for those who have served our country is through knitting for charities that benefit veterans.
Knit Your Bit
The American Red Cross’s Knit Your Bit program accepts knitted hats, scarves, and other cold-weather items for veterans in need. Basic knit caps and scarves are good options. Select a neutral color and keep the design simple. (Our “Basic Hat” free pattern would work well.) These items not only show veterans in need that they are appreciated, they can keep them warm through the winters.
Various other charities work to provide knitted items to veterans and active Armed Forces members. Some of these include:
If you have a chance to add one or two (or more) items for these programs to your “to knit” list, it can really help a veteran in need.