Want to help fight hunger one hat at a time?

So do we.  That’s why we sell hand crafted hats and donate all of the profits to Heifer International.  You can help fight hunger by buying a hat, a gift certificate, or by donating a hand crafted hat that we will sell.

Andrew Castle (age 9), founder and CEO of Hats for Hunger

Hats for Hunger was founded in 2008 by Andrew Castle when he was 9 years old.  If a 9 year old can help fight hunger, so can you.  Hats make great gifts and if you can’t choose from our wide selection, buy a gift certificate and let the recipient choose the perfect hat. In 2008, Andrew, his little brother Charlie, and their mom knit all of the hats.  Hats for Hunger raised $1,500 that year.  In 2010, over 80 volunteer knitters helped us raise $5,000 and our goal for 2011 is $10,000.  That’s a lot of hats to knit and sell!

Andrew (9) and Charlie (7) with their pet sheep and chickens

How do we help fight hunger? We sell lots of hand crafted hats. How can you help fight hunger?  Knit a hat, buy a hat, join us on Facebook and Twitter, tell your friends about our project, or buy stuff from Amazon through our site. We can all help fight hunger one hat at a time.



A 30 second announcement from Andrew Castle, founder of Hats for Hunger:



Andrea on June 20, 2011 at 11:17 am.

Just wanted to say that I love what you are doing!
My bloggy pals and I have started something called Random Acts of Sensible Crafting Kindness and I am adding this link to our Links Page – I think your project is great and I hope we can be a part of it.
Keep up the good work!
Ann at WashboardStorms.


Hats for Hunger on June 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm.

Thank you so much Ann!


Jeanne Haessler on September 14, 2011 at 11:03 am.

My crocheting friend led me to you. What a great idea. I hope to interact with you soon, either by donating, buying or sending a gift certificate. Power to all of you and I hope you have much success. Few people realize that Heifer International invented the giving of animals to poor people overseas. Other organizations have now taken up the practice too but Heifer is still the best value. I love giving bees, rabbits, chickens etc. to help others help themselves. Just tickled pink at Andrew’s great idea….way to go!


ann on November 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm.

why are you stopping Hats for Hunger?


Hats for Hunger on November 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm.

We’re stopping for many personal and health reasons. It has been an amazing project and a huge part of our family for 3 years!


megan on November 16, 2011 at 6:07 pm.

I think what you are doing is great. In school I have to do a report on ”Kids Making a Difference.” I’m doing my report on you. I have to know what state you live in and what inspired you.

Please respond soon!


Hats for Hunger on November 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm.

We are located in Vermont, but our volunteer knitters are all over the world. Thank you so much for writing a report on Hats for Hunger and best of luck!


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