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Cute (and Charitable!) Find: Krochet Kids Hats

12/12/2009 at 05:00 PM ET
Krochet Kids

If you’re in the market for a cozy kids hat, check out the new collection from Krochet Kids International. Each well-crafted style is hand-crocheted by a group of women in a village in Northern Ugandan — an area hit hard by political strife and war for the past 20 years. Our fave is the Kids Scoop ($21.99, above left) which comes in seven different colors. But if you want something more simple, go for the pom pom-less Kids Grom ($19.99, above right).

Plus right now, the company is pushing to sell 2,000 hats by Dec. 14 for their Give the Gift of Love program, which donates money to the Ugandan community to help families buy homes, send children to school or start their own businesses.

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TC on

I know it’s for a good cause but my grandmother crochets hats, booties, blankets…..and it costs a lot less than 20 bucks….

KC on

well, i think this is awesome! If i’m going to buy a hat anyway, it’s great that I can be supporting women in Uganda. Thanks Krochet Kids.

Amy on

I just bought several of these hats last night a charity Christmas shoppe- they are super adorable and well made and the people were awesome. I love that I’ll be giving gifts for Christmas that will also be helping people in desperate need. Christmas is such a season of excess for us- it’s easy to forget that there are so many people in the world who lack even the basics needed to survive.

Anna on

Although I think it is a nice idea it will probably be shocking to find how little of the money you pay for this hat actually ends up with poor people in Uganda.

stewartwramsey on

Anna, just wait for the annual report it due out March 2010. Krochet Kids administration cost for the past 2 years has been at nearly 0%, we’ve all volunteered up to this point because it is about empowering women and not about making money. I appreciate the concern and skepticism though, there needs to be more scrutiny of social-businesses or non-profits where the money ends up in someone else’s back pocket instead of the hands it belongs in. Feel free to read and learn more at http://www.krochetkids.org and together we will change how the world does business.

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